Josiah Pierce, London, 1891

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Josiah Pierce, London, 1891

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Josiah Pierce (1827-1913), son of Josiah and Evelina Lewis Pierce of Gorham, spent most of his adult life overseas.

An 1846 graduate of Bowdoin College, Pierce studied law, then sought a diplomatic post. He was sent to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he served from 1855-1858. He remained in Russia and worked as a lawyer for a company with railroad interests in Russia.

Francis D. Millett, the cousin of Pierce's second wife, Isabella Millett, painted the portrait.

He continued working for the firm in Russia and London, where he spent most of his later years.

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About This Item

  • Title: Josiah Pierce, London, 1891
  • Creator: Millett, Francis D.
  • Creation Date: circa 1891
  • Subject Date: circa 1891
  • Town: London
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 91.4 cm x 73.7 cm
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Image

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