William Sidney Mount  (American, 1807-1868) 

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William Sidney Mount, The Blackberry Girls

 

William Sidney Mount
The Blackberry Girls
1840

Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc.
  
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William Sidney Mount, Three figures; A bull standing in river (pair)

 

William Sidney Mount
Three figures; A bull standing in river (pair)
pencils on paper

 

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William Sidney Mount, What Have I Forgot?

 

William Sidney Mount
What Have I Forgot?, 1862
oil on canvas laid on board

 

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William Sidney Mount, Three figures; A bull standing in river (pair)

 

William Sidney Mount
Three figures; A bull standing in river (pair), 1867
pencils on paper

 

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  Born on a farm in Setauket, Long Island in 1807
  Raised on a farm, and when his father died when Mount was age 7, lived with relatives and served an apprenticeship in his brother's sign painting shop in New York City.
  Studied engraving and in 1826, was one of the first students of drawing at the National Academy. His primary subject was history painting.
  Ill health caused him to return to Setauket where from 1830, he spent the remainder of his life doing genre paintings of his contemporaries.
  Had a long-time studio at Stony Brook on Long Island
  He died suddenly in 1868