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The Starbird Children

Artist:
Mrs. Moses B. Russell (Clarissa Peters) (1809–1854)
Date:
1841
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
5 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (12.8 x 10.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Gloria Manney, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.177
Not on view
Louis, Henry, and Caroline were the children of Nathaniel W. Starbird and Mary Horn of Charleston, Massachusetts.
Inscription: Inscribed in brown ink on paper sheet behind miniature: Henry E Starbird AE to Yrs / Caroline M. Starbird AE 8 Yrs / Louis D Starbird AE 5 Yrs. / Painted Sept 1841 by Mrs. Russell
Inscribed below on same sheet in graphite, in another hand: Boston / M. B. Russell
Inscribed in graphite on backing paper: [various numbers in gridded columns] Use once these maxims fixed / That God's our friend / Virtue our good / And Happiness our end / How soon must reason / O'er the world prevail / & Ever fraud & superstition face
Descended in the Starbird family; with Philip N. Grime, Saco, Maine, 1983; Edward Sheppard, New York.
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