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Mrs. Eliza Pierie
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Mrs. Eliza Pierie


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The engraved inscription on the back of this miniature attributes it to Bass Otis and identifies the sitter as Eliza Pierie. An Eliza Pierie (1822-1845) was the daughter of Bass and Alice Otis according to a gravestone inscriptions in the Christ Church burial-grounds in Philadelphia.
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Date Description Narrative
6/05/1964Treatmentother
Provenance Otis family, Philadelphia (?); A. J. Fink [date and mode of acquisition unknown, from the artist's family]; A.J. Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Engraved on back of frame: Eliza Pierie / By / Bass Otis
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Period
ca. 1810
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.442
Measurements
H excluding frame: 2 7/8 x W: 1 1/2 in. (7.3 x 3.81 cm); Framed H: 3 1/8 x W: 1 3/4 in. (7.94 x 4.45 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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