Watercolor and black ink and wash on paper
Overall: 4 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. ( 10.6 x 8.3 cm )
signature and date: at right: "Parisen / 1815" and under shoulder: "New York" inscription: on back: "Parisen Portrait Painter / 28 Chatham St. New York / June 8, 1815"
Signed and inscribed at middle right in gray wash: "Parisen / 1815"; at lower center: "New York"; verso inscribed: "Parisen Portrait painter No / 28 chatham St New-York / June 8 1815"
The identity of the subject has not been established. A Daniel Sickles, who was a boot and shoemaker at 60 James Street, died on April 6, 1815, at seventy years of age. The 1815-16 New York City Directory shows a Daniel Sickles, a shipmaster, at 56 Beaver Street; and a Daniel Sickles, Jr., of 87 1/2 Division Street.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.