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Colonel William Rasin Stuart


Oil on canvas painting of Colonel William Rasin Stuart (1780-1853), who was born near Centreville, Kent County, Maryland. Around 1800, he left Maryland for New Orleans, LA. He became a sugar and cotton broker and involved in Democratic politics in the state. After retirement from business, Stuart moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi and got involved in planting. Stuart has been referred to as the "father of pecan culture in the south." He died during a Yellow Fever outbreak and is buried in Cyprus Grove Cemetery in New Orleans.


circa 1835


Oil on canvas


32.125 x 25.062 inches (81.6 x 63.6 centimetres)

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Gift of the Misses Rose and Ottilie Sutro

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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