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Edward Henry Durell (1810-1887)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1878
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 40 x 30 in. ( 101.6 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Annie L. Gebhard
Object Number: 1921.6
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Marks: signature: lower left: "T. Le Clear N. A. / 1878"

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The subject of this portrait was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Judge Daniel Meserve Durell. He was a lawyer in New Orleans and a federal judge in Louisiana. He later moved to Schoharie, New York, where he devoted himself to literary interests.