Portrait of a Boy (Q20524751)

Label from: English (en)

genre: portrait (Q134307)
artist: Charles T. Webber (Q18508058)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: portrait (Q134307) boy (Q3010)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 27015

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: 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.
keywords Portrait male – unidentified – child

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