William Morris Hunt (American, 1824-1879) Study for The Russell Children, James and Ellen Unsigned, identified on two labels affixed to the reverse. Oil on panel, 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (22.4 x 17.5 cm), framed. Condition: Craquelure, surface grime. N.B. In a handwritten label on the reverse, the children portrayed in this sketch are identified as "James S. Russell about 4 yrs and Ellen F. Russell, about 2 1/2 yrs" about 1868. The note continues, "This is J.S.R.'s copy of large picture owned by E.F.R. (Ellen F. Atkinson) which she got in division of Home Farm things after Mary F. Russell's death Apr. 2, 1916." There is also a second label, typewritten and dated 10/17/84, which confirms the work as an unsigned sketch for a larger portrait, also unsigned, done by William Morris Hunt, and provides further family provenance.