ATTRIBUTED TO MRS. MOSES B. RUSSELL (CLARISSA PETERS) | MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A BOY IN A GREEN PLAID TUNIC AND TROUSERS WAVING HIS HAT, POSSIBLY WILLIAM CROWNINSHIELD ENDICOTT OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD
ATTRIBUTED TO MRS. MOSES B. RUSSELL (CLARISSA PETERS) (1809-1854)
MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A BOY IN A GREEN PLAID TUNIC AND TROUSERS WAVING HIS HAT, POSSIBLY WILLIAM CROWNINSHIELD ENDICOTT OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
watercolor and gouache on ivory
Boston, Massachusetts area
3 ⅞ by 2 ⅞ in.
In overall fine condition.
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Descended in the Endicott family, Boston, Massachusetts;
Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut.
William C. Endicott (1826-1900), a member of one of the first Boston families, descendant of John Endicott, the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628, was a prominent Boston attorney and judge, who also served as Secretary of War under Grover Cleveland. William would have been ten years-old at the time Clarissa Peters had first established herself in the Boston/Salem area in 1836, making this portrait miniature an early example of the artist's work.