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Williams, Annie Buffum

American, active 1943

Williams, Nathan W. Mrs.; Buffum, Annie

Biography
Annie Buffum Williams inherited Joseph Badger's portraits of Captain Isaac Foster [1704-1781] and his wife Eleanor Wyler Foster [1714-1798] from Dr. Thomas Bellows Buffum. Dr. Buffum had inherited the portraits from his mother, Mrs. David Buffum, reportedly a descendant of the Fosters. Dr. Buffum also inherited Badger's portraits of the Foster children, Isaac, Jr. [1740-1781] and William [1732-1759], which were then owned by Annie Buffum Williams. All four Badge portraits are now in the NGA (1957.11.1-4). [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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