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Catalog Number PA.031
Title Harriet Turner Burr
Artist Harding, Chester, 1792-1866
Date n.d.
Description Portrait. Adult seated female in Colonial dress, waist-length view, facing right three-quarter turn, eyes facing front. Her right arm rests on the arm of a red upholstered chair whose wood and upholstered back is visible behind subject at left edge of painting. The subject has brown hair and eyes and is wearing a white lace bonnet tied in a bow under the chin, and a grey, long-sleeved dress with white lace double collar and gold and white brooch. The background is dark brown.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-90.8 W-71.8 cm
Credit line Gift of Jane Pope Akers
Provenance 1981, September - Gift of Jane Pope Akers
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pen and Ink
Inscription Location Back of Frame - Stretcher
Inscriptions and Marks Harriet Turner wife of Martin Burr
Collection Painting
People Akers, Jane Pope, 1917-2011
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866
Notes Formerly #135. Companion portrait to that of Martin Burr, #136 in Redwood Collection. Attributed to Chester Harding by an authority on his work, Leah Lipton, in 1983 (ACC Harding); Christie's lists unknown artist in 199__.

Harriet Turner Burr was the wife of Martin Burr. Martin Burr married Eunice Turner 29 December 1799? [The Burr, Ellery, Turner, Green geneology problem is too complicated to explain here. Please refer to the folder for Chester Harding's painting of Martin Burr] Jemison Faust, 2001.