Charles Laight Cottenet(?) or Rawlins Lowndes Cottenet(?)
Artist: Carlin, John \attributed Date: before 1891
The exact identity of this young boy has never been established, but the suggestion that he is a child of the Cottenet family seems valid in terms of his dates, the artist and the provenance. Although from a Charleston family, he spent most of his childhood in New York where Carlin might have painted him.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984