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American School, 19th Century
Portrait of Martha Robeson Phillips (Boston, 1882-1960), Age Two. Signed "Edward Clifford" l.r., the sitter and date "1884" identified in inscriptions c.r. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 21 x 26 in., in a gilt oak frame. Condition: Minor foxing, otherwise good.
Note: Martha Robeson Phillips was born on February 1, 1882 to John Charles Phillips and Anna Tucker, a descendant of Boston's first mayor, John Phillips. In 1910 Martha married Andrew J. Peters, also a mayor of Boston 1918 to 1922, and who earlier was elected to Congress, serving from 1907 to 1914. They had six children. Martha died in 1960.
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