Nathan Negus (American, 1801-1825)
Portrait of Stephen Thayer. Signed "N. Negus Pinxt" l.c., inscribed on the reverse "ST Stephen Thayer at 16 born in Upton or Mendon July 24 1803," and further inscribed "speak not evil one of another." Watercolor en grisaille on paper, the subject shown bust-length, wearing a white collar and buttoned coat, 4 1/2 x 3 in., in original frame.
Note: Nathan Negus was born in Petersham, Massachusetts, and studied in Boston under Ethan Allen Greenwood and John Penniman.
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