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A Boy and His Dog (Dickey Hunt)

John La Farge

American (1835-1910)

A Boy and His Dog (Dickey Hunt), 1868 -1869
Oil on canvas, 40 x 34 inches


Albert Stickney, New York, 1884 (?) – 1908

Mrs. Albert Stickney, New York, 1908-1911

J.G. Butler, Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 1912(?) – 1923

Edwin C. Shaw, Akron, Ohio, 1923 -1941

Caroline Shaw, Akron, Ohio, 1941-1955

The Estates of James A. & Dorothy C. Vaughn, Sea Island, Georgia, 1955 – 2008


New York, National Academy of Design, Forty-Ninth Annual Exhibition, 1874, as Portrait, no. 72

Chicago (probably), Inter-State Industrial Exposition, 1875, no. 23, as Portrait

Philadelphia, International Exhibition, 1876, Official Catalogue, Department IV, Part II, as Portrait – Boy and Dog, no. 417

Boston, Pierce & Co., 1878, 2nd day, as 1869, A Boy and His Dog, no. 12

New York, Society of American Artists, 1880, no. 58, as Portrait-Boy and Dog

Munich, Internationalen Kunstausstellung im Königliche Glaspalaste in Munchen, 1883, no. 1130, as Portrait

New York, Ortgies & Co., 1884, no. 24, as Portrait of Boy and Dog

Boston, Vose Gallery, 1911, no. 97, as A Boy and His Dog (Dickey Hunt)

San Francisco, Catalogue de Luxe of the Department of Fine Arts, Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915, vol. 1, p. 201, as Portrait of Richard Hunt, no. 2674

Akron, Ohio, Akron Art Museum, The Edwin C. Shaw Collection of American Impressionist and Tonalist Paintings, 19 April-29 June 1986.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, Museum of Art, Science and Industry, American Artist’s Abroad: Painting In the European Style, 27 September – 9 November, 1986.

Pittsburg, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Boston, Museum of Fine Art, John La Farge, July 1987-April 1988

Boston, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Courbet: Mapping Realism, September 1 – December 8, 2013

Newport, Rhode Island, Newport Art Museum and Art Association, Very Simple Charm: The Early Life and Work of Richard Morris Hunt in Newport, 1868-1878, May 31 – September 14, 2014


Robinson, William. The Edwin C. Shaw Collection of American Impressionist and Tonalist Paintings, Akron Art Museum, 1986, pg. 80-81, illustrated

Yarnall, James L., A Beautiful Child and a Portrait Commission Gone Awry: The William Morris Hunts and John La Farge, American Art Journal, vol. 29, 1998, p. 86-96

Essays by Adams, Henry, Foster, Kathleen A., La Farge, Henry A.,

Weinberg, H. Barbara, Wren, Linnea H., & Yarnall, James L., Abbeville Press Publishers, 1987, p. 92-93, illustrated as A Boy and His Dog, p. 93

The Art News, Collector Acquires Three Paintings by American Masters, Including John La Farge’s “Dicky Hunt,” 31 March 1923, vol. XXI, no. 25-Weekly, p.1

James L. Yarnall, Very Simple Charm: The Early Life and Work of Richard Morris Hunt in Newport, 1868-1878, Newport Art Museum and Art Association, pg. 20-29, fig. I, as titled


This work is to be included in forthcoming catalogue raisonne by Henry La Farge, Mary A. La Farge & James Yarnall, cat. no. P1869.4.

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