Mary Harrison Eliot (1788-1846)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
77.1986
People
Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Mary Harrison Eliot ( 1788-1846)
Title
Mary Harrison Eliot (1788-1846)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1808-1809
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
71.6 x 57.8 cm (28 3/16 x 22 3/4 in.)
framed: 89.2 x 76.5 x 8.9 cm (35 1/8 x 30 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Mary Harrison Eliot (Mrs. Edmund Dwight), Boston; Commission, 1808-1809; her daughter, Sophia Dwight (Mrs. John Wells), Boston, 1846; her daughter, Mary Eliot Wells (Mrs. James Phillips Farley), Brookline, MA; her son, Eliot Farley (married Helen Grozier Farley); Mount Kisco, New York, Merryville, CT; his daughter, Patricia Farley (Mrs. LeMoyne White) Hawkins, and son, Eliot Farley Jr., 1986; her daughter, Wendy White, Rome; her long term loan to Eliot House, Harvard University, 1986.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Loan from Wendy Pierrepont White and Alexander Eliot Capilli
Object Number
77.1986
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An lllustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I - IV, W. E. Rudge (New York, NY, 1926), vol. I, p. 304-05, no. 271; vol. III, ill. p. 164

Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 135, cat. 705

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted