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Buffum, Thomas Bellows, Dr.

American, active 1918

Dr. Thomas Bellows Buffum inherited Joseph Badger's portraits of Captain Isaac Foster [1704-1781] and his wife Eleanor Wyler Foster [1714-1798] from his mother, Mrs. David Buffum. Mrs. Buffum is reported to be a descendant of the Fosters. Dr. Buffum also inherited Badger's portraits of the Foster children, Isaac, Jr. [1740-1781] and William [1732-1759]. All four Badge portraits are now in the NGA (1957.11.1-4). [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Perkins 1873, 125
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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