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Elizabeth Perkins Sturgis (1756 - 1843)

ca. 1806
28 3/4 x 23 1/8 in. (73 x 58.7 cm)

Gilbert Stuart
American (1757 - 1828)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Purchased through the R. T. Miller, Jr. Fund
Accession Number: 1941.35
Location: Currently on view
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Gilbert Stuart was known for his portraits of George Washington – including the one on the dollar bill.

[Gallery label text, 2007]

Bibliography
See discussion of the Sturgis family and their connection to the opium trade: Steven Sora, "Secret Societies of America's Elite," Destiny Books, Rochester, VT, 2003: p. 252


Provenance
Susan Parkman Sturgis (grand-daughter of Russell Sturgis), Boston, MA; to her daughter, Mrs. Alice Parkman Carter, New York, NY; to her son, Theodore Parkman Carter; purchased from him, through M. Knoedler and Company, New York, NY, by the Gallery in 1941

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Gilbert Stuart, Russell Sturgis Discusses the Worcester Museum of Art's half-length portrait of Russell Sturgis and the Memorial Art Gallery's portraits of Russell and Elizabeth Perkins Sturgis.


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