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)


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


Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



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


Below in brown ink: William H. Munsell


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