Portrait of a Boy

  • Charles T. Webber, Portrait of a Boy, 1868, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ralph A. Kreimer, 1975.41.1

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Charles T. Webber worked in a Cincinnati portrait gallery where clients had the option of having their portrait painted from a photograph or from a sitting with the artist. Photographs from this period generally show the sitters posing with solemn self-consciousness for the slow-moving camera equipment. In contrast, the animation, charm and pleasant disposition that this portrait conveys suggest that Webber painted the boy from life.

Title
Portrait of a Boy
Artist
Date
1868
On View
Dimensions
18 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (46.8 x 41.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ralph A. Kreimer

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – child
Object Number
1975.41.1
Palette
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