Mrs. Thomas Brewster Coolidge

Chester (Charles) Harding American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Clarissa Baldwin (1791-1841) wears the fashionable costume, with ermine-lined silk taffeta cape and ostrich-plumed hat, that she probably wore in 1827 to the cornerstone ceremony for the monument commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. Her brother was the civil engineer for the project.

Mrs. Thomas Brewster Coolidge, Chester (Charles) Harding (American, Conway, Massachusetts 1792–1866 Boston, Massachusetts), Oil on canvas, American

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