William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts, Maine, 1806-1873)
Portraits of the Honorable Rufus Soule and Susan Mitchell Soule
Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 in., in molded gilded frames.
Condition: Small spots of paint loss at liner.
Note: Rufus Soule (1785-1867) was a ship builder, merchant, legislator, and senator from Freeport, Maine. Accompanying the portraits are late 19th century photographs of these paintings.
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