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Portrait of a Boy

Portrait of a Boy
Artist
Charles T. Webber, born Cayuga Lake, NY 1825-died Cincinnati, OH 1911
Sitter
unidentified
Date
1868
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
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
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
1975.41.1
Luce Center Label
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.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor