Erastus Salisbury Field (1805-1900) was an itinerant portrait painter who also painted mythical landscapes that far overshadowed his early work.
In the winter of 1824-1825, Field traveled to New York City and studied art under Samuel F. B. Morse, credited not only with inventing the Morse Code, but also with introducing photography to the United States.
|wired.com | nationmaster.com|
|Joseph Moore and His Family | wikimedia.org|
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|Masters of Naive Art | Bihalji-Merin|
|click to enlarge | Masters of Naive Art | Bihalji-Merin|
Erastus Salisbury Field died at age 95, in 1900.
The three portraits at the beginning of this post are, from left to right:
Clarissa Gallond Cook, 1838-1839, terraamericanart.org/
Julia Ann Adams Peck, 1843, encore-editions.com
Lauriette Adams Peck, probably 1843, encore-editions.com