Here we see a naive portrait of an unidentified boy about 1836. We know nothing about the boy, but presumably he camf from the Northeast which is where artist Ammi Phillips lived and worked. The boy looks to about 8-9 years old. Art historians describe the portrait as "Blond Boy with Primer, Peach, and Dog". The boy seems to be wearing what might be called a tunic suit. It has a high belted waiskine. It is a black outfit, perhaps velvet. There is an open collar, rather more open than we usually see in any garment other than a dress. We don't recall seeimg a tunicwith such n open neckline. It is decorated bya lind of rulle or ruff aboynd the neckline. He has matching long pants wotn with wike socks and open-front low-cut shoes which woul have been for indoors war.
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