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Young Man with Riding Crop
De Grachshus (Daniel G.) Lamont (1818–1883)

Location: Probably New Hampshire or Massachusetts, United States

Date: c. 1850

Materials: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 54 × 39"

Credit: Gift of Stephen Mazoh

Accession Number: 2002.30.3

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Description

The stages between childhood and adulthood were the least likely to be captured in American folk portraiture of the nineteenth century. This nearly life-size portrait shows a young boy poised just on the edge of childhood. The cornucopia-shape vase overflowing with flowers symbolizes the fruitful life ahead, while the crop in his hand hints at the man he will become.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Young Man with Riding Crop," exhibition label for ALSO ON VIEW: Selections from the Collection. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2014.


Young Man with Riding Crop
Date: c. 1850
Artist:
Dimensions: 54 × 39"
Materials: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Stephen Mazoh
Place/Region: United States
Description:
Accession Number: 2002.30.3
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