Old Pat, the Independent Beggar

Artist

Samuel Lovett Waldo (American 1783–1861)

Date

1819

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

33 x 25 in. (83.8 x 63.5 cm)

Description
Half-length figure painting, old man (identified as Patrick McGregor), brown jacket, disheveled hair, beard, seated at table, arms folded and resting on table, 3/4 view with figure turned to viewer’s left; man looks out at viewer; on table: a large cup or bowl with handle, utensil protruding from bowl, large bone (mutton?) beside bowl; man’s jacket brown in keeping with dominate tones of painting.
Inscription

Inscribed lower center, on edge of table: S. L. Waldo / 1819.

Credit Line

Athenæum purchase, 1830

Object Number

UR48