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

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

c. 1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-103645

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

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
watercolor (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Painting

Inscription

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)

Associated Person

Stainforth, A., Mr.
Grogan, Elizabeth E.
Otis, Elizabeth Henderson (Boardman), 1796-1873

Additional Identification Number

3373

Maker

Clark, Alvan, 1804-1887 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Dimensions

7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

1926.51

Places

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

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