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Mr. Tiffen of East Kingston, New Hampshire

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Like Washington Allston’s self-portrait [84.301] made a few years earlier, this painting clearly depicts a fashionably dressed gentleman of some wealth. But the similarities between the two portraits end there. Allston, an ambitious and cosmopolitan young painter, created a portrait of himself...

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1961, sold by George Abraham - Gilbert May Antiques, Granville, Mass. to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; 1969, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 11, 1970)

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Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch

about 1820

  • Artist A. Ellis, American, active in 1820s–1830s

66.36 x 47.94 cm (26 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Oil on panel