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Harrison Gray (1771-1846)

Harrison Gray (1771-1846)
Title
Harrison Gray (1771-1846)
Date 
1823
Medium 
Graphite
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Helen M. Turner
Object Number 
1935.55
Marks 
Signed: on right:"[C.Hughes ?] 1823" Inscribed: back of frame:"Harrison Gray of Boston age 53 yrs." Inscribed: under pencil sketch on reverse:"Harry Gray, Esqr--aged 52-1823"
Gallery Label 
The records of the city of Boston list a marriage of Harrison Gray, Jr., to Mary Hughes, on October 12, 1769; this probably refers to the parents of the subject, whose grandfather would therefore have been Harrison Gray, the last colonial treasurer of Massachusetts, who left for Halifax in 1776.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group