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Young Boy with Toys

Item

Title

Young Boy with Toys

Creator

Seymour Joseph Guy
American, b. England, 1824–1910

Date

1867

Materials

Pen and ink on paper

Description

Seymour Joseph Guy painted numerous sentimental scenes of domestic life, typically incorporating young people. In some respects, his paintings celebrated childhood innocence as a redemptive force in the aftermath of the bloody American Civil War (1861–65). The barefoot boy in this drawing emerges from energetic lines of cross hatching, as Guy suggests an inquisitive personality through an impressive visual economy. Drawings by Guy are exceedingly rare.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.134

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.