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Alexander Murray

Watercolor on ivory
2 5/8 x 2 1/32 in. (6.7 x 5.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
Not on view
The portrait of Alexander Murray (1755-1821) in the uniform of a captain in the United States Navy marks his appointment to that rank in 1798. The scene on the verso both celebrates his affection for his wife and family and memorializes their children who died.
Inscription: On verso: mourning miniature and initials AMM in watercolor, strands of dark brown hair, chopped hair, hair pigment, and gilded hair
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