|Title||Charles Myrick Thurston, Esq.|
|Artist||Staigg, Richard Morrell|
|Dimensions||3 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches|
|Signature||Painted by Rich M. Staigg June 1840 Newport|
|Inscription||Chas. M. Thurston|
|Credit line||Gift of Julia Lathers|
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