Elizabeth Hempstead Elliott Mount

Shephard Alonzo Mount1838

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages
Stony Brook, United States

Shepard Alonzo Mount created this portrait of his wife Elizabeth Hempstead Elliott Mount after their marriage. He was already a well-known artist who started as an apprentice to a carriage builder. He later studied painting and eventually opened his own portrait studio in New York City with his brother, William Sidney Mount. After he married Elizabeth, he continued to paint landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.


  • Title: Elizabeth Hempstead Elliott Mount
  • Creator: Shephard Alonzo Mount
  • Date Created: 1838
  • Location: Long Island, New York, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 34"h x 27"w
  • Provenance: Gift of the Estate of Dorothy deBevoise Mount, 1959
  • Subject Keywords: Long Island, Long Island artist, Shepard Alonzo Mount, artist, Elizabeth Hempstead Elliot Mount, portrait, oil painting, American artist
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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