•Eel Spearing at Setauket
who: William Sidney Mount was the artist of this painting
What: represented his boyhood on the north shore of eastern Long Island.
Where: New York
Why: was asked by a wealthy New York lawyer to paint a picture of his childhood.
who: Alexander Parris built the actual Quincy Market. The artist who created the painting of Quincy Market is not known
What: A central market with Greek-Revival features that Bostonians used as a place to shop and trade.
Why: to give back to Boston residents in terms of civic virtue and public good.
•Portrait of Josiah Quincy
who: Gilbert Stuart was the artist of this painting
What: A painting that depicts the newly elected mayor
Where: Boston, with a view with the market in the background
•War News from Mexico
who: Richard Caton Woodville was the artist of this painting
What: represents an excited group, drawn to the words of an open-mouthed young man, reading aloud from the newspaper that carriers the banner “EXTRA”
Where: outside a hotel
Why: because the printing press was becoming very cheap, more newspapers were being created. Hence Richard painted about the newspaper to represent it as the magnetic core of pictorial composition.
who: William Henry Rinehart was the artist of this painting
What: portrays death as a deep, restful sleep. Children look like Cupid-like infants.
Where: made the sculpture in Rome.
Why: commemorated the death of two children born to Hugh and Sarah Sisson to use as a gravestone.
who: Samuel Sloan from Philadelphia was the artist of this painting
What: A building that took the form of an octagon. It stood three stories high and had a onion-style dome at the center of it.
Where: Natchez, Mississippi
Why: leading phrenologist, Fowler’s created a craze for a building to be...