Miniature portrait of Mary (Smith) Gray Otis (1757-1842)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-103644

Description

Miniature painting on ivory of an elderly woman in half-mourning dress, set under glass in a red leather hinged case.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
ivory (tooth component)
leather
silk (textile)
Painting

Inscription

Label: "MANUFACTURED / by James Dyer / Up the Court / Opposite the Old South / BOSTON"\n Note: "Mary Smith Daughter of Issac & Elizabeth Smith / born 28th. Feb. 1757. Mar.d to Edward Gray / " " Samuel Allyne Otis / Had two daughters by the 2.d mar.ge / Harriet & Mary Otis / Harriet b. Dec.r 12.th. 1787. d. Ap.l 17.th 1826/ Mrs. Otis d. Ap.l 18. 1842 / Mary Born 1794 / died 1869" (Label and note)

Additional Identification Number

3372

Maker

Attributed to Goodridge, Sarah, 1788-1853 (Miniaturist)
Dyer, James (Framer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

3 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Accession Number

1956.128

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)