e"> "Close Cart"

Samuel P. Howes (American, 1806-1881), Portrait of Albert Moore, oil on canvas, ca.1872

Samuel P. Howes (American, 1806-1881), Portrait of Albert Moore, oil on canvas, ca.1872

Item Description:

Unsigned, in gilt wood frame, accompanied by a hand written letter from the 1850s detailing information on the artist and genealogy of the Moore family, and an original rotogravure image of the subject seated beneath the painting with his family


Appears fine. Scratch on the background on lower left. Please contact for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Private collection


Height 30 in.

Width 25 in.

About The Artist:

Samuel P. Howes was a 19th century American portrait painter and daguerreotypist who lived and worked in Lowell, Massachusetts. Howes was born in 1806, likely in Plymouth, Massachusetts. As a young man, he began divinity studies but changed his career to painting and moved to Boston in 1829. Howes moved to Lowell in 1835 and started a portrait studio there. At that time, Lowell was a growing industrial city and there was less competition for artists than in Boston. Howes found that he was losing business to the invention of the daguerreotype and added this medium to his studio. Howes was extremely successful for a ten year period, but after 1845 began to paint a variety of non-portrait subjects to support his family.

In the 1860s, Howes painted several famous American icons including Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, General William T. Sherman, and banker John A. Knowles.

Howes' works are represented in collections of several local New England institutions, such as the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, the New Hampshire Antiquarian Society in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

This painting of Albert Moore is typical of Howes' style. Howes used small, detailed brushstrokes to capture the realistic likeness of his sitters. Moore is dressed in a black coat and a wide cravat, or necktie. Wide cravats were in fashion during the early 1860s, later giving way to thinner versions in the 1870s.


Contact Us or call 1-646-679-6510

SKU: 01tj0000002eYIzAAM

Building sustainable, trusting relationships with clients is our top priority. We stand behind this commitment with a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

Related Products

Make an offer

How it works:
  • Submit your offer and our sales team will negotiate with the seller on your behalf.
  • The item will remain on sale for other buyers while your offer is being discussed.
  • Not sure what to offer? Include a message below and a Lofty specialist will reach out to you.
NOTE: If the seller accepts, your offer is binding.
Listed price: $2,800.00

A member of the Lofty Sales Team will be in touch shortly and you will receive a copy of this email.

Samuel P. Howes (American, 1806-1881), Portrait of Albert Moore, oil on canvas, ca.1872

Listed price: $2,800.00

Contact Lofty