William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904)
Portrait of a Boy in Profile, Probably the Artist's Son
Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., unframed.
Condition: Abrasions, retouch to large area at left edge.
Provenance: Purchased at the 1980 auction sale of Ernest Hall's estate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Note: William Willard was a prominent mid-19th century portrait painter, based in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, whose list of sitters includes Abraham Lincoln, Chief Justice Appleton of Maine, and other New England public figures.
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