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Adeline Wooster Owen

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
signed and dated: lower right: "Peter Baumgras/Dec. 1866"
Gallery Label: 
The artist came to America from his native Bavaria in 1853, and by 1859 he had established his studio in Washington, D.C. He remained in Washington throughout the decade of the 1860s, and it was probably there that he painted this portrait, which was donated to the Society by granddaughters of the subject.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adeline Owen, through her sister, Mrs. Frederick P. Mudge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group