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Horace Southwick

George Augustus Baker Jr.

American Art

These two paintings are from a group of family portraits commissioned by the Brooklyn businessman John Southwick from George Baker, Jr., a prominent portraitist in New York. Baker’s contemporaries credited his success to his early work as a miniature painter, a craft he learned from his father. Such training helped the younger Baker hone his skills at modeling the human figure, creating delicate color effects, and fostering a sense of intimacy in full-scale oil portraits.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1877
DIMENSIONS 21 1/8 x 17 3/16 in. (53.7 x 43.7 cm)
SIGNATURE signed lower left: "G.A. Baker / 1877"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.54.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of the American Art Council
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