Miriam the Prophetess
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This is a painting of Miriam Clarke Mason 1789-1870, the daughter of Senator Jonathan Mason 1756-1831 & Susannah Bromfield Powell 1760-1836. Miriam's identity in Allston's 1821 portrait is discussed by Dorinda Evans in the book "Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression" published 2013 in the context of comparing Gilbert Stuart's painting of Miriam Clarke Mason where she has an elongated neck (page 84) to the portrait of Miriam Clarke Mason in 'Miriam the Prophetess' painted by Washington Allston, where Miriam does not have an elongated neck - Page 91, footnote 49.
Owner/Location: Farnsworth Art Museum  (United States - Rockland, Maine)
Dates: 1821
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 161.61 cm (63.62 in.), Width: 120.65 cm (47.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 30 December 2002.
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