Description Hennessy trained at the National Academy of Design in New York. His paintings and drawings were often marked by a sense of pathos. In this scene, an impoverished mother and her son, obviously insufficiently protected from the cold, trudge along a snow-strewn street.
- Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signed and dated] lower left: W.J. Hennessy 1859
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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