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Miniature portrait of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848)

1947.782 (RS5218)

Description

Miniature oil on ivory depicting Harris Gray Otis from the waist up wearing a blue coat with a velvet collar and a dark cravat, strip on right side shows a blue sky and trees. Set within a bronze frame with a molded leaf and berry pattern border.

Details

Maker
Possibly Bowen, Daniel (Miniaturist)
Date
1844
Inscriptions
Painting: "D.B. / 1844" Frame: "Susse. Fres" "FE [within box]" (Signed, engraved, stamped)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Material
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
oil painting (technique)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
oil painting (technique)
Painting
People and organizations
Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848
Dimensions
6 x 5 1/2 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.782
GUSN
103640
Exhibition Notes
Loaned to the Boston Public Library in 1969.
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