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Richard Morrell Staigg Miniature Portrait c1840

Richard Morrell Staigg Miniature Portrait c1840


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1900: Item # 1465522

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A c1840 portrait, attributed to Richard Morrell Staigg, of a handsome older gentleman with a stately presence. Shown in a 2 3/8" by 2" gilt metal case with a glazed aperture in the reverse.

Both the painting and the case are in excellent condition. The lower central section of the painting is not damaged, but was intentionally painted that way, possibly to indicate that the sitter has passed away.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Richard Morrell Staigg was born in England in 1817 and moved to the U.S. in 1831, first settling in Newport, RI. While there, Staigg studied under Jane Stuart, Gilbert Stuart's daughter. He then moved to Boston where he maintained a studio and studied under Washington Allston. Staigg belonged to the Boston Artists' Association and he was a regular exhibitor at the National Academy of Design, NYC, of which he was elected an associate in 1856, and an academician in 1861. He also showed at the Royal Academy in London, and the Paris Salon. From around 1861 until his death in 1881 he devoted himself to painting life-size portraits in oil, as well as genre pieces and landscapes.