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Title Charles Myrick Thurston, Esq.
Artist Staigg, Richard Morrell
Date 1840
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Signature Painted by Rich M. Staigg June 1840 Newport
Signature Location verso
Inscription Chas. M. Thurston
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Gift of Julia Lathers
Accession Number 1935.002.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates 1819-1878
Description Thurston was a native of Newport, Rl, who became a merchant in New York. After retiring in 1856 he moved to New Rochelle, NY, where he was active in public service, as well as in historical societies and genealogical matters.

Staigg's style is straightforward, with an occasional tendency toward softly brushed areas, in this case the background.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Thurston
Image 001\1935.02.01.JPG