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Catalog Number PA.098
Title Adeline Burr Ellery
Artist Pratt, Henry Cheeves, 1803-1880
Date n.d.
Description Adeline Burr (1803-1884) married John Stevens Ellery, a wealthy Boston merchant, in 1838. The couple remained in Boston, until John Stevens Ellery’s death in 1845. One year later, Adeline married Thomas Jefferson Green, a brigadier general during the Texas revolution.

Portrait. Adult female subject. Seated in green cushioned wood chair. 3/4ths length view. She is turned 3/4ths to her left, while looking at the viewer. She has brown hair and eyes. She is wearing a white dress, a red embroidered shawl, a black string necklace, and lace bonnet. There is a brown curtain pulled back to reveal three trees in the right background.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-91.8 W-73.7 cm
Credit line Gift of Jane Pope Akers
Provenance 1982, August 10 - Gift of Jane Pope Akers
Collection Painting
People Akers, Jane Pope
Pratt, Henry Cheeves, 1803-1880
Ellery, Adeline Burr
Notes Formerly #138. Leah Lipton, an authority on Chester Harding, suggests Francis Alexander as the possible artist, not Chester Harding, as originally noted.

1992 (4 July-13 Sept) Newport Art Museum "NewPortraits"
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