Friday, July 15, 2011

19th-Century American Women - by James Frothingham 1786-1864

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James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Lucia Pickering

James Frothingham was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and began as a chaise painter in his father's chaise manufactory. In the Boston area, he studied portraitature under Gilbert Stuart, who said of one of Frothingham's head portraits, "No man in Boston but myself can paint so good a head."  Initially the older painter had advised Frothingham to adopt another, less precarious means of earning a livelihood.

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Nancy Leeds Thayer

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Ann Trusell

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Mary Robbins 1821

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Elizabeth Brooks

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Catharine Littlefield Greene Miller

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Ann Hale (Mrs Francis Grant)

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Mary White (Mrs Nathaniel West II)

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) (Mrs William Ware) Mary Waterhouse

James Frothingham (American artist, 1786–1864) Harriet Martineau 1835

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