A view of Compo House in Westport, Connecticut, the home of Richard Henry Winslow, who served the 10th district in the Connecticut State Senate circa 1860. The mansion appears on carefully landscaped property with an iron gate running along the length of a dirt road. The building apparently no longer exists — it was on what is now Winslow Park, a public park and bird sanctuary. The Winslows also owned the land across the street from the park that is now called Baron’s South.
Thomas Bonar was a lithographer and engraver who worked in New York City from 1847 until after 1860. Around 1850 he was working for the Methodist Book Room, and the firm of Bonar and Cummings was producing portraits for the Methodist Magazine.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning, scattered soiling and faint staining.
Fielding, Mantle. Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. Green Farms, Connecticut: Modern Books and Crafts, 1926, rev. ed. 1974. p. 34.
Kestenbaum, Lawrence. “Index to Politicians: Winslow.” The Political Graveyard. 25 August 2002. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/winslow.html (1 May 2003).
Harris, Walter D. “Baron’s South.” Westport Online. 1999. http://www.westport-online.com/wharris/baronsouth/ (1 May 2003).
Young, William, Ed. A Dictionary of American Artists, Sculptors and Engravers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: William Young and Co., 1968. p. 54.