Joseph Whiting Stock (Springfield, Massachusetts area, 1815-1855)
Portrait of the Child with Cat, late 1830's. The blue-eyed little girl who wears a green dress and holds a red rose in her left hand stands on a yellow, green, and red ingrain carpet which she shares with a gray tabby cat. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, sight 31 x 23 in., in an original gilt molded frame. Condition: Very good, two minor losses, minor craquelure.
Literature: The Paintings and the Journal of Joseph Whiting Stock by Juliette Tomlinson with a checklist of his works compiled by Kate Steinway, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Connecticut, 1976, pictures this painting [II:45] and includes it in the checklist, p. 75.
Provenance: The owner listed in this publication is the consignor.