A Double Portrait of Two Brothers

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folk art portrait two brothers



Attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855)

c. 1840-1845

oil on canvas

50 x 39 ½”; in a reproduction period frame, 53 ¾” x 43 ¾”

The younger holding a kite, and the older a bow and arrow. Inscribed in pencil on the original strainer, "G. B. Baldwin, Esq New London". The sitters are likely Sidney Ramsdell Miner (1836-1855) and Frederick William Miner (1840-1888) of New London, CT. Their father, Sidney Miner (1805-1881) was a businessman and very active in local politics.

Provenance: by descent in the family; Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques, CT, 1977

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