Mrs. Hinton and her daughters, Josephine and Mary Ellen

Milton W. Hopkins (1789–1844)


Oil on canvas

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.17.

The first mention of Milton W. Hopkins in historical records describes the artist as painter of houses and decorative signs in the 1820s. Originally from Connecticut, Hopkins lived in New York, Mississippi, and Ohio, and his earliest known portrait dates back to 1833. Little is known of the members of the Hinton family depicted in this portrait.