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Dr. William Hamilton Stockwell

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Charles Loring Elliott, Dr. William Hamilton Stockwell, 1851, oil on canvas, Bequest of Francis Stockwell Adams, public domain, 58.10

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Title

Dr. William Hamilton Stockwell

Artist

Charles Loring Elliott (American, 1812-1868)

Date

1851

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

29 7/8 in x 25 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: Painted by C.L. Elliot in 1851., verso of canvas

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Francis Stockwell Adams

Accession Number

58.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

physicians

portraits

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Millis Galleries (Central)

Description

A prolific and successful artist, Charles Loring Elliott moved from Syracuse to New York City in the early 1830s to study with John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843). He was known for his ability to render direct and pleasing likenesses and painted nearly 700 portraits during his lifetime.

In this portrait of Dr. William Hamilton Stockwell, completed at the height of Elliott's career, we are equally struck by the intimacy of the sitter's cleareyed gaze and by the luxurious fur collar, which suggests his station in life as a well-to-do physician.

History
Exhibitions

1998 The Other Nineteenth Century Portland Art Museum

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