Merrill G. Wheelock (1822-1866)

Merrill G. Wheelock (1822-1866)
Title
Merrill G. Wheelock (1822-1866)
Date 
c. 1856
Medium 
Oil on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 19 x 14.3 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles and Lindley Eberstadt
Object Number 
1970.37
Gallery Label 
The subject, identified only as "Mr. Wheelock" when the portrait was presented to the Society, is believed to be the oldest of nine children of Eli Wheelock and Hepsibah (Osgood) Wheelock of Calais, Vermont. The family moved to Massachusetts shortly after the subject's birth and ultimately to Boston where the elder Wheelock became connected with the old Quincy House hotel. Young Wheelock studied painting and architecture and worked in both fields in Boston from 1853 until his death.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group