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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.
paper (fiber product)
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)
Stainforth, A., Mr.
Grogan, Elizabeth E.
Otis, Elizabeth Henderson (Boardman), 1796-1873
Clark, Alvan, 1804-1887 (Artist)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Bandage Accession Number 1981.62