Portrait of Charles Hawley (1792-1866)
Graphite on beige paper
Overall: 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 8.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
signature: lower left: "T. H. Wentworth, del." inscription: at top [by subject's daughter]: "My father, Charles Hawley"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "T. H. Wentworth. del."; along upper edge in black ink: "My father, Charles Hawley"
The subject was a prominent lawyer of Fairfield County, Connecticut, and a member of the state legislature as well as lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1838 to 1842. This portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.