Circa late 1850's oil painting, canvas laid on wood panel, 23" by 19" and 2 1/4" wide 20th century framing, the subject a young boy dressed in clothing of the period, apparently unsigned, with genealogical information written on the reverse board in the year 1962 by a descendant. The painting is a beautifully painted work, nicely framed and ready to hang on the wall of a traditional interior. I'm certain that the painter would be a listed artist, but the identity of that artist might not be easily determined. The niece of the sitter, Albert William Mosely, wrote a detailed inscription with bequest instructions, naming the sitter and his parents, and suggesting that the artist was one Jacob Strutt, (1784-1867) a mid 19th century English artist and distant family member. However, a search of Strutt's works, which are mainly landscape watercolors of the Mediterranean lands, does not readily point to Strutt being our artist. The painting is in excellent condition visually, with just some uneven varnish, but it appears that it has had restoration at some time in the past, particularly in the gray background.
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