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Miniature portrait of Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis II (Eliza Henderson Boardman Otis)

1926.51 (RS122996)

Description

Miniature watercolor bust portrait of Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis II (Eliza Henderson Boardman Otis, 1796-1873) as an older woman. Picture set in hard rubber (diatite) frame with oval opening and molded egg and dart border around opening and four molded sprays of leaves at corners.

Details

Maker
Clark, Alvan, 1804-1887 (Artist)
Date
c. 1850-1860
Inscriptions
Miniature: "Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis / The work of Alvan Clark. / His grand daughter's certification / will be found between the backing and the / picture. / Copy of the writing inside. / I hereby certify that is water color drawing / was painted by my Grandfather, Alvan Clark. / (Signed) Elizabeth E. Grogan / Cambridge, Mass. / Purchased by A. Stainforth in 1916" Frame: "PATENTED DIATITE JUL 21 1868. DEC 15" (Paper label and molded)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Grogan, Elizabeth E.
Otis, Elizabeth Henderson (Boardman), 1796-1873
Stainforth, A., Mr.
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.51
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
103645
Related Items
Title Bandage Accession number 1981.62

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