Artist William Sidney Mount, American, 1807 - 1868
Title
  • Portrait of William Wickham Mills Smith
Date 1849
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 48 × 40 inches (121.9 × 101.6 cm)
Framed: 57 × 49 inches (144.8 × 124.5 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 2010.15
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W272, Level 2 (see map)
the subject’s father, Edmond Thomas Smith (Smithtown, New York, USA);
his granddaughter, Miss Mildred Smith (St. James, New York, USA);
1981, Andrew Crispo Gallery (New York, New York, USA).
1983, possible family descendent, Mr. Arthur E. Smith (New York, New York, USA).
December 3, 1997, sale, Sotheby's, lot 85 (New York, New York, USA);
1997, Mary Schiller Myers and Louis S. Myers (Akron, Ohio, USA).
2010-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Frankstein, Alfred. William Sidney Mount. New York, 1975, pp. 157, 472, 479.

Lloyd, Phoebe. “Posthumous Mourning Portraiture.” A Time to Mourn: Expressions of Grief in 19th Century America. New York, 1980, pp. 73-75.

American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture. Sales cat., Sotheby’s. New York, December 3, 1997.

American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture. Sales cat., Sotheby’s. New York, December 3, 2009.