National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #753
Subject/Title:
Burroughs, Oliver Sturgis
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:4.5 x 4.5
Image Dimensions:2 x 2
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:12/6/2005
Condition:Excellent

Description:Miniature of a young man with dark hair parted low on his left side. Waves form a strong mass of hair on the right side of his head, with a prominent curl on his forehead. Dressed in a dark tie, wite shirt and high-collared (navy-blue?) coat. The frame is a ceramic floral that has been repaired.
History of Work:
Notes:Subject's father was Benjamin Burroughs, whose steamship was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

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