American School, 19th Century
Portrait of Warren Whitney Dutcher, Sr. (1812-1880) of Hopedale, Massachusetts. Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., stretched with Boston tabs, in a period frame.
N.B. Warren W. Dutcher was involved in the manufacture of Dutcher loom temples, which were devices for controlling the width of the weft yarn in power looms.
Provenance: By family descent to the sitter's son Frank J. Dutcher (1850-1930) of Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent to his son, Warren W. Dutcher, Jr., Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent, Massachusetts.