Joseph Parrott b.1846 was an amateur artist and several of his local studies are in Picture Stockton. Parrott appears to have lived in Wellington Street and been a hairdresser. Interior portraits of 19th century living rooms are rare and this is rich in detail allowing us to identify the various busts and other items to record Parrott’s tastes and interests.
Photograph and details courtesy of Derek Smith.
More details about the interesting Mr. Parrot can be read here: https://teesvalleymuseums.org/blog/post/the-life-and-sketches-of-joseph-parrott/
One of the artist’s sketches can be seen on Picture Stockton, go to