Portrait of William Henry Munsell

about 1840–52
Attributed to Thomas Skynner (American, active 1840–1852), Formerly known as Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1086 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 8.3 x 8.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 19/16 in.) Sheet: 14.3 x 11.4 cm (5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.841

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Portrait in oval with scalloped border. Child, three-quarter length, profile to right, holding a whip. Four portraits by same hand of John and Eliza Munsell and two sons

Inscription

Below in brown ink: William H. Munsell

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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