William Parsons II, of Gloucester, Massachusetts

  • Washington Blanchard, William Parsons II, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, ca. 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1957.11.3

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We do not know much about William Parsons II, except that he lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the mid- to late 800s and owned a schooner named William Parsons & Co. This portrait shows Parsons in formal dress and was probably painted when he was around twenty years old.

Title
William Parsons II, of Gloucester, Massachusetts
Artist
Date
ca. 1840
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Parsons, William, II – bust
  • History – United States – Massachusetts
Object Number
1957.11.3
Palette
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