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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.
Date Description Narrative
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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ca. 1810
watercolor on ivory
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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)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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