Mrs. Nathaniel Camp Griffith (d. 1828)
Pastel on paper
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 19 cm )
inscription: on back of frame: "Mary Ellicott Griffith, daughter of / Andrew Griffith [sic: should read 'Ellicott'] and wife of C. Nathaniel Griffith [sic: should read 'Nathaniel C. Griffith']"
Mary Ellicott was the daughter of Andrew Ellicott and Sarah (Brown) Ellicott. Her father was a noted surveyor who completed the Mason-Dixon Line and "re-drew" Pierre L'Enfant's original plans for the city of Washington, D.C.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Clapham
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