Henry H. Hamsted (c. 1756-1848)

Object Number: 
c. 1796
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on paper, laid on card
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 13.3 x 11.1 cm )
inscription: on front: "Henry H. Hamsted" inscription: on back: "A picture of Ida Hemstead's[sic] grandfather painted before the year 1839 . . . This picture is about 160 years old from 1796 to 1956"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Henry H Hamsted"; verso of card inscribed in graphite in 1956 about sitter
Gallery Label: 
Hamsted was a sea captain who lived to the age of ninety-two years. He is pictured in this watercolor in a painted Hitchcock-type chair overlooking the sea and pointing to a three-masted schooner on the horizon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James McBride
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group