Ammi Phillips: Young Boy in Red with White Dog

Attributed to Ammi Phillips, Troy, New York

c. 1815

Oil on canvas

29 1/4" x 24 1/4"; in a contemporary period appropriate frame, 33 1/4" x 28 1/4"

Portrait of Phillip Titus Heartt (1807-1879). A paper label previously attached to the reverse reads: "Phillip Titus Heartt son of Phillip Heartt and Deidamia Gazely. Born at 'Mount Ida' Troy, March 20, 1807 died October 13, 1879 This portrait painted in 1815 at eight year [sic] of age".

Provenance: William Griscom, Philadelphia; Peter H. Davidson & Co., New York; Francis Frost; Dean H. and Elizabeth E. Leith, Troy, NY; Bill Clerk, Chatham, NY; Olde Hope Antiques, Inc.; Private CA Collection.
Literature: Revisiting Ammi Phillips: Fifty Years of American Portraiture, p. 67; Allaway, My People: The Works of Ammi Phillips (2017), Vol. I, p. 84, no. 244 and Vol. II, p. 29.