Mrs. Martha Atkins Barnes
4 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.
(August 1, 1819–September 9, 1836)
Work on Paper
Medium and Support:
watercolor & ink on heavy-wove paper
Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
Portrait of the artist's grandmother, Mrs. Martha Atkins Barnes of Middletown, Connecticut, shown seated in a chair. She is facing to the right reading the Bible. Lucius Barnes had been crippled at an early age and died at 17. He created this portrait around the age of 15.