John and Louisa Stock was painted by Joseph Whiting Stock in 1845. The children are thought to be those of the artist’s younger brother Isaac C. Stock and his wife Sarah Hunt Stock of Springfield, Massachusetts. The 1850 census for that city gives the ages of John (born ca. 1838) and Louisa (born ca. 1840), who, it can be deduced, would have been seven and five, respectively, when this work was painted. famous classical paintings for sale
The family moved between Springfield and Boston before settling in New Haven in 1852. Little is known of the children, other than that John was listed intermittently in the city directories as a messenger for Adams Express, a baker, and a clerk. Stock’s meticulous attention to decorative pattern and detail make the work a document of nineteenth-century dress and furnishings.
His somewhat awkward, untutored drawing is compensated for by his appealing characterization of the sitters. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by DayDayPaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 127.6 cm, Width: 101.6 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.