Thursday, February 10, 2011

19th-Century American Women by Erastus Salisbury Field 1805-1900

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Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Maryette Field Marsh 1836

Erastus Salisbury Field was born in Leverett, Massachusettes on May 19, 1805 and died there on June 28, 1900. He studied with Samuel F. B. Morse in New York during the winter of 1824-5.

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Mrs Dyer, from Somerville, MA.

On his return to Leverett, he painted his earliest known work, a portrait of his grandmother Elizabeth Billings Ashley. He began his career as an itinerant portrait painter in 1826, with most of his commissions coming through a network of family associations in western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Sophia Sanford Johnson 1835

His portraits between 1836-40 are considered his best. From 1841 he lived mainly in New York, where he expanded his subject-matter to include landscapes and American history pictures.


Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Susan Cowee Doty Joslin from Wesminister MA.

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Julia Ann Adams Peck 1843

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Lauriette Ashley Adams Peck 1843

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Lady Holding Sheet Music

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Mrs Pearce 1835

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Elizabeth Bullings Ashley

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Lady of Squire Williams House

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Lady with a Yellow Ribbon

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Mrs. Harlow A. Pease, c 1837

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Mrs. Paul Smith Palmer and Her Twins, c 1835

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Persis Russell Montague (1765-1851) c 1836

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Portrait of a Woman 1833

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Portrait of a Woman said to be Clarissa Gallond Cook c 1838

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Wife of Man with Vial, c 1827

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Woman Holding a Book, c. 1835

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900) Woman with Green Book c 1836

Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805-1900)
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