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Gift of Anna McWhorter Thomas in the name of George C. McWhorter
The subject of this portrait is thought to be Elizabeth (Lawrence) Laurance, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lawrence. She was the widow of James Allen, and was married to John Laurance as his second wife in 1791.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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