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Robert Street : William Walton
Robert Street (William Walton)

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Artist: Robert Street
Title: William Walton
Year: 1831
Media: Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 3/4 inches
Description: Signed and dated at lower left: "By R. Street/1831"

Note: this work is a pair with Mrs. Mary Arell Browne Walton

Robert Street was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the grandson of an English immigrant. Nothing is known about his activities until 1815, when he exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During the early 1820s he exhibited four large biblical and subject scenes in Philadelphia and several other cities. Later that year he began to concentrate on portraiture. Street exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy until 1861, and was a member of the Artists' Fund Society. He also exhibited at the Apollo Association in New York in 1838 and 1839 and at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1847 and 1851. Street died in Philadelphia.

This pair of portraits, which descended directly through the sitters' family, represents the Quaker carpenter William Walton and his wife Mary Arrell Brown Walton. The couple married in 1826 and lived on 376 North Front Street in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Walton holds a small measuring stick that indicates his profession.

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Inventory: RS 6286
  
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