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Buffum, David, Mrs.

American, active 1873

Biography
Mrs. Buffum is reported to be a descendant of Captain Isaac Foster [1704-1781] and his wife Eleanor Wyler Foster [1714-1798], the subjects of portraits by Joseph Badger which Mrs. Buffum once owned, now in the NGA (1957.11.1). Her son, Dr. Thomas Bellows Buffum, inherited the portraits as well as portraits of the Foster children, Isaac, Jr. [1740-1781] and William [1732-1759]. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Bibliography
1873
Perkins 1873, 125
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 3-10 [on Badger's portraits of the Foster family]
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