Our framed print, James (1777-1852) and Sarah Clark Tuttle (1779-1840), 1836, portrays the married couple dressed in their most fashionable finery and surrounded by colorful furnishings. The artist, Joseph H. Davis, (1811-1865) was an itinerant portraitist who painted over 150 likenesses in his distinctly vivid style, and is best known for portraits of married couples such as the Tuttles. Davis’s signature identifies his sitters with ages and dates in decorative calligraphy at the bottom border of the portrait.
The museum’s reproduction is printed on paper and framed in yellow poplar with a black painted finish behind glass. The print is 6.75 x 10 inches, and the frame measures 8.75 x 12 inches. Ready-to-hang with a saw tooth hanger.
The original work is in the Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman at the New-York Historical Society.