Boy and His Pet Lamb



Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858), New Hampshire

c. 1837

Oil on canvas

27 ¾” x 24”; period frame by association

A portrait of George E. Little (1834-after 1860).  Inscribed on reverse, “G.E. Little April 25, 1837”

George Edmund Little was the son of Amos (1796-1859) and Ann Brickett of Springfield, New Hampshire.  Amos was a hatter by trade and George, along with his older brother Charles, entered the successful family business.  George married Sarah Jane Welcome in 1859 and later became an expressman (Wheeler, The History of Newport, New Hampshire: From 1766 to 1878 (1879), p. 462-463).