Three boys; the boy on the left has a flute; he has no shoes on and has a feather in his hat; the boy in the background has his hand on the back of the boy on the right; wall's top corner behind boys is crumbling. Signed at lower left is 'Wm. S. Mount'; on reverse is 'The Novice/Alloted to Wm. B. Lent, Esq.'. Label on verso:
"City Art Museum Of Saint Louis/Exhibition: Paintings & Drawings By/William Sidney Mount/1-15-69 to 2-9-69/Lender: Suffolk Museum & Carriage/House/
CAM #: 69:27 Cat. #: 27/St. Louis, Missouri 63105/314 721-0067".


  • Title: The Novice
  • Creator: William Sidney Mount
  • Date Created: 1847
  • Location Created: United States/New York/Long Island
  • Physical Dimensions: 36 5/8" x 31 5/8"
  • Provenance: Purchased by Ward Melville for museum from Mrs. C. G. Stevens, Newark, Ohio, through the Old Print Shop, NYC, for $5,000 Oct 31, 1962.
  • Subject Keywords: Paintings, Oil paintings, Genre paintings
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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