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Portrait of John Farming Watson

1826
James Barton Longacre (American, 1794–1869)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 504

Dimensions

Sheet: 12 x 8.9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.371

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Bust, profile to right. John Farming Watson (1779-1860) was an antiquarian, an officer of the Germantown Bank for thirty-three years, and an author. He wrote “Annals of Philadelphia,” 1830.

Inscription

Inscribed lower left in graphite: J.B.Longacre Delt. - ad vivum, 1826

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875