(1835, New-York Historical Society, New York City). William Sidney Mount, (born November 26, 1807, Setauket, Long Island, New York,.S.died November 19, 1868, Setauket American genre painter who mainly depicted rustic life in his native Long Island. 3 A residential building located in the Roth Quad on the Stony Brook University campus is named after him.
William Sidney Mount Paintings
He was one of the first and best 19th-century anecdotal painters in the United States. Although he started as a history painter, Mount moved to depicting scenes from everyday life. He patented his gimple the Fool: The Analysis own type of fiddle, the. Smith, The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy. William Sidney Mount (November 26, 1807 November 19, 1868) was an American painter best known for his genre paintings, although he also painted landscapes and portraits. Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages. In 1826, when the National Academy of Design opened drawing classes, Mount was one of its first students and was elected an associate member in 1831 (he became a full member in 1832).