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Otis House Museum, Boston, Mass.
Well-known artist Gilbert Stuart painted this portrait of Harrison Gray Otis in 1809. The painting now hangs on the wall of the Otis House dining room, and shows Mr. Otis holding a book while seated at a desk with papers and a quill pen. These objects indicated his high level of education and reflect work he would have done in his position at the time as President of the Massachusetts State Senate.