Joseph Whiting Stock

American Folk artist, portraits

This is an original unsigned portrait of a young boy with hat attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock..  Oil on canvas, the painting measures 36X28 inches.  This portrait is very similar to other portraits by Stock, the expression, angle of view and also the use of a floor pattern which he shows in most of his paintings.  Stock was one of the most important Folk Art painters of the early 19th century.  The painting has been relined in the past and has a few minor spots of touchup.  Nothing major.  Unframed.