A painting by American Artist Edwin T. Billings (1824-1893), titled “Boy Gazing at Hour Glass”, c. 1875. E.T Billings was a portraitist, having painted William Lloyd Garrison, Daniel Webster, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Billings was born in Alabama in November 20, 1824, to wheelwright Ira Billings and Eunice Tryon of Massachusetts. He "first visited Worcester in 1854. Billings painted several important Worcester residents, including John Davis, Daniel Webster and Stephen Salisbury. His work hung in many public buildings including the Worcester County Courthouse and Mechanics Hall.” He moved to Boston in the 1860s, working in the Studio Building on Tremont Street c. 1864-1891. In the 1874 exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Billings showed several paintings, including "Child and Kitten," and "Children and Rabbits." His work also appeared in the 1887 National Academy of Design exhibit.The painting was restored and placed in a gilded luxury frame.