Tag Archives: Portrait Identification

Finding the Artist of the Portrait Miniature – Part 2

In earlier blogs I introduced the Portrait Miniature, dated it Summer 1840-1842, discussed choice of region, and acknowledged my indebtedness to the work of Edna Talbot Whitley.  Now, with the Bingham exhibit opened, it is time to return to finding the artist who painted the little … Continue reading

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The Boisseau in Ilwaco – Nathan Ball Bradley

To answer the second question posed in an earlier post: Who is the Unknown Man in the portrait painted by Alfred Boisseau in 1886 that currently hangs in Ilwaco, Washinghton, I examined a Family Bible that was with the portrait.  The marriage of … Continue reading

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Watson’s Insight: “Chain of Custody”

In detective novels and police dramas, we often hear the term “chain of custody.” Chain of custody, simply put, is a chronological documentation.  Items documented are origin, the identity of all handlers, the duration of custody at each point along … Continue reading

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Watson’s Insight

This last weekend, I watched the wonderful film The Artist with a group of friends.  I was reminded how often people and things of the past are put aside, to become distant memories.  Our belief that the rush of new … Continue reading

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