Unknown - portrait of Nathaniel Perkins

The painter of this miniature portrait is unknown. The sitter is identified on the reverse as "Nathaniel Perkins, Eldest of Perkins family". Some data received with the portrait, together with some additional research, has identified the sitter as Nathaniel G (riffith?) Perkins who was born 23 July 1808. He is believed to have died in the late 1830's. His parent were Nathaniel Perkins (1771-1848) of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who married Mary Janvin on 24 Sep 1807. They had ten children, of whom Nathaniel was the eldest. The family seem to have lived for a while, at least, in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. 911

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