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.
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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