Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Frothingham, James
FROTHINGHAM, James, painter, b. in Charlestown, Mass., in 1781; d. 6 Jan., 1864. He began life as a painter in his father's chaise manufactory. With meagre instruction in colors, he finally began a career as a portrait-painter, and obtained recognition as a truthful and painstaking artist. His works had sale chiefly in New York and Salem. His copy of Stuart's “Washington” was much admired, and his original portraits were praised for fidelity of coloring.