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James Frothingham

 (1786 - 1864)
James K. Frothingham was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  James Frothingham is known for portrait painting, some miniature.

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Biography   James Frothingham


The son of a maker of carriage bodies, James Frothingham was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, near Boston in 1786.  He began his life as a chaise painter in his father's chaise factory, where he taught himself to paint the finished coaches. He experimented in sketching and taught himself the principles of portraiture.  By 1806, he had become a professional painter, after receiving minimal instruction from an obscure student of Gilbert Stuart named Fabius Whiting, a younger artist based in Lancaster.

Frothingham began his training by painting portraits of family members; by about age 20 he had abandoned the carriage-making trade for full-time portrait work.  During this early stage of his career he visited   ...  Displaying 750 of 2903 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF HARRIETT BROWNE BIVENS, circa 1830
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Portrait of Isaac Wood
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