Portrait of Hamlin F. Johnson, Providence, RI

Jane Anthony Davis (AKA JA Davis / 1821-1855)
Watercolor on paper
Circa: 1844
Size: 5” x 6” (sight) / 7 3/8” x 8 1/4” (framed)
Folk Art masterpiece - one of the very best and most attractive portraits by JA Davis I can reference anywhere. Handsome man...love the yellow borders and the scalloped corners and how his hands break the plane of the name box.

In researching the name I found this, "Hamlin Johnson (1825-1917) was born in Brooklyn, CT but moved to Providence as a young man. He was the proprietor of a store selling seeds and farm implements in Seekonk for many years. He married Mary S. Wickes and they did not have any children of their own. They raised their niece Alice Evelyn Stone, the daughter of Jason P. and Sarah E. (Wickes) Stone, even hoping to adopt her at one point.” Also found he was an alumni of Yale.


Provenance: Frank & Barbara Pollack; David Wheatcroft

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.

Condition: Excellent. Archivally mat board applied to back. Museum Glass.

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