Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dogs & Cats & Hats & Children plus glimpses of a few great carpets attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock 1815–1855



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Jasper Raymond Rand 1844 (No grapes for the dog.)


Joseph Stock was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, working there most of his life. It is reported that he painting more than 900 works during his brief career. He sometimes shared a studio with local photographer O.H. Cooley and may have used some of his photographs as his portraits.


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) William James Coffin in a blue dress with a small white dog


At age 11, Stock suffered a crippling accident. He was later encouraged by a doctor to take up painting. He studied briefly with Francis White, a pupil of Chester Harding, but was mainly self-taught. He began his career by copying paintings of historical heroes, but soon switched to portraits, some painted as a memorial after their deaths. He was remarkable for his use of color.


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Girl with Riticule and Rose c 1840


Attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Amy Philpot in a Blue Dress wiwth Doll and Goldfish


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Child with Basket


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Baby in Wicker Basket 1840


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Boy with a Dog


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) The Marshall Children


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Young Girl 1837


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Jane Henrietta Russell


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Jane Tyler 1845


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Addison C Rand 1844


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Mary and Francis Wilcox


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Baby Boy with Rattle, Whip, and Ball


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Martha Otis Bullock 1841


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Mary Jane Smith


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Mother and Girl with Yellow Slippers c 1840


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Samuel Son of Captain Gardener 1842


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Boy with Whip and Sister with Flowers


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) The Farnum Children


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Girl in Pink Dress Holding Miniature Basket 1838


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Two Girlss with Red Dresses


Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Self Portrait