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Barney Merry (1773-1847)

Object Number: 
1957.124
Date: 
ca. 1832
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Samuel and Abby Merry and was born in Scituate, Rhode Island. With his brother, he established a dyeing and bleaching firm at Pawtucket, R.I., of which he eventually became sole proprietor. An active Mason, he rose to the rank of Grand Master of the state of Rhode Island. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles W. Barney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group