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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This portrait of Elijah Arms (1712-1802) was painted in Deerfield, Massachusetts, by William Jennys (active 1793-1807), an itinerant artist who worked in New York and Connecticut before coming to Deerfield around 1801. This portrait has characteristics found in other works of Jennys: painted spandrels define the corners and the sitter's face is brightly illuminated (casting distinct nose shadows and making shiny reflections). Over one hundred portraits by Jennys have been identified. Elijah Arms, who married Naomi Lyman of Northampton in 1774, resided in the settlement of Mill River south of Deerfield's village street.


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Elijah Arms (1712-1802)

artist   William Jennys (1774-1858)
date   c. 1801
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   24.875"
height   29.875"
process/materials   oil on canvas
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1903.10.01

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Naomi Lyman Arms (1739-1818)

"Plan of Deerfield in the County of Franklin from Actual Survey"

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