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Copyright New York State Historical Association and/or The Farmers' Museum, Inc.
Object ID N0217.1970
Title Harriett Elizabeth Boynton
Artist Walton, Henry
Object Name Painting
Early Date 1845
Exhibit label line3 Henry Walton's earliest works, dating from about 1820, were lithographs and mezzotints of landscapes and town views from the Finger Lakes region of central New York State. By 1836, Walton was living in Ithaca and sought employment there as a portrait painter. By 1842, Walton's work had become more accomplished: he paid scrupulous attention to the sitter's faces, hands and hair with exacting detail and precision. Harriet Elizabeth Boynton's parents, Henry and Emeline, were residents of Groton, Tompkins County, New York, from 1840 through 1870. Henry was born in Vermont and worked as a farmer and carpenter. His wife Emeline was a resident of Tompkins County.
Description Portrait of Harriett Elizabeth Boynton Marks: Hand printed in ink below the lower margin below the portrait is "Harriet, Elizabeth, Boynton. Age 2 yrs./Drawn by H. Walton. 1845" No watermark found.
Dimensions H-10 W-8 inches
Material Watercolor and ink on wove paper
Makers mark Written in ink below margin of portrait: "Drawn by H. Walton. 1845"
Place of Origin Groton, NY (probably)

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