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Maurice Levy

Artist:
Attributed to Ezra Ames (American, Framingham, Massachusetts 1768–1836 Albany, New York)
Date:
ca. 1820
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Ella Levy, 1895
Accession Number:
95.12
Not on view
The identification of the sitter came from the donor, his descendant.
Inscription: Inscribed on backing paper, in a later hand: private Sec. to / Aron Burr, / Maurice Lewis / Real name / Maurice Levy / but known / as Lewis.
Engraved and gilded on frame (probably at time of gift): MAURICE LEVY (LEWIS), / Private Secretary to Aaron Burr. / PRESENTED BY / Miss Ella Levy, New York
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