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 Joseph Alexander Ames  (1816 - 1872)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New York/New Hampshire      Known for: portraits of notables, figure and genre painting

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Joseph Alexander Ames
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Self taught, Joseph Ames became noted for portrait and genre painting, especially portraits including at least nine depictions of Daniel Webster, famous American colonialist.  Ames was born in Roxbury, New Hampshire, and by age twelve was attempting portraiture.  In 1841, he moved to Boston, where he stayed for the next 25 years.  There he was much influenced by the "Old Master" painting technique of Washington Allston, who used many layers of glaze that "mellowed and enriched und (showing 500 of 2966 characters).

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