Asenath C. Farnum

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Oil on linen
Overall: 35 3/8 x 28 1/8 in. ( 89.9 x 71.4 cm )
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This portrait is mentioned in a letter from the artist to Otis Cooley dated January 7, 1855: "I have engaged over $120 in portraits for some of the best families in the place . . . . Mr. Farnum & wife, the one[s] that own the place with the Fountain . . . will have their portraits painted." See "The Paintings and Journal of Joseph Whiting Stock," ed. Juliette Tomlinson (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1976), pp. 67-68.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Dr. Waldo B. Farnum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group