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Hugh McCulloh Birckhead


Miniature half-length portrait of Hugh McCulloh Birckhead (1788-1853). He is pictured as an older man with gray hair wearing a black coat and stock, a black vest with red, blue, and yellow pattern, and a white shirt. His left hand grabs his lapel while his right elbow leans on a stone table. There is a green curtain with gold tiebacks in the background.


circa 1845


Gouache and watercolor

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Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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