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Richard (?) Sears (1749-1839)

Object Number: 
1958.24
Date: 
ca. 1802
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 6.4 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
signed: at right: "J. Purinton"
Gallery Label: 
The subject is probably Richard Sears, eldest son of Daniel Sears and Fear (Freeman) Sears of Chatham, Mass. He was a farmer, landowner, and storekeeper in Chatham, and also served as a coroner and justice of the peace. He was a Massachusetts state representative between 1780 and 1814, and a state senator in 1804.
Credit Line: 
1941.319
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group