information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog
description: The Frothingham family were from Haverhill, situated along the Merrimack River in Essex County, Massachusetts. Local cemeteries bear witness to the passing of several generations of Frothingham family members from this area, and from other parts of Massachusetts. In Lady of the Frothingham Family (1983.17.1) Moses Russell took great care to render the woman's upswept hair, and likewise in this portrait he paid meticulous attention to the young man's eyes, clearly visible behind his glasses.
Portrait male – Frothingam, Unidentified – bust