Signed, dated and inscribed, on stretcher: M. J. Dewey / Nov. 9 1864. Inscribed, in other hand, on reverse: "Youth of 2nd of Voyage of Life / by Mary Jane Dewey, born 1837, died 1942, She died in the Dewey House, Hanover, New Hampshire, 101 years.
Mrs. E. G. Dewey, probably Mrs. Edward George Dewey, Jr. (Eleanor Morton Clark Dewey, 1874-1963), the arist's nephew's 2nd wife; given to present collection, 1960.
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