Portrait of Two BoysStrong attribution to Francis W. Edmonds (American 1806-1863) . Oil on canvas, marked on the verso with a New York City stamp, in the original gold leaf frame. Framed size 18" x 20-1/2'.
Francis W. Edmonds, portraitist, genre painter, and successful banker, was born in Hudson, NY. He was an officer in both the National Academy and the American Art-Union. He frequently exhibited at the National Academy (initially under the name "E. F. Williams), as well as the Apollo Association, American Art-Union, Boston Athenaeum, Maryland Historical Society, Pennsylvania Academy, and Royal Academy. He died at his country home "Crow's Nest."