Mrs. Eliza Pierie

ca. 1810

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

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.

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  • Title: Mrs. Eliza Pierie
  • Creator: Bass Otis (American, 1784-1861)
  • Date Created: ca. 1810
  • Subject Keywords: female portraits
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Bass Otis (American, 1784-1861)
  • 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.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Inscriptions: [Inscription] Engraved on back of frame: Eliza Pierie / By / Bass Otis
  • Dimensions: 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)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.442

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