Newman, Benjamin - portrait of his sister

This miniature portrait, together with the adjacent self portrait, came from an estate sale associated with Benjamin Tupper Newman, an artist more normally associated with larger landscape paintings. The sitter was described as his sister and the photograph he used as a base is also shown.

Tupper had two sisters; Miriam Dike Newman born 22 Jan 1856 and Maragret Allen Newman born 21 Mar 1865, but it is not known which of the two the sitter is. However, it is also possible that the two portraits are from the next generation.

In the 1880 census, Benjamin described himself as an artist and was living with his parents, George, a printer and Mary. 201, 202

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