Friday, May 31, 2013

Edwin Shippen Burd (1744-1859)

Married Eliza Sims, had two daughters, traveled, lived in a three story brick house on the north side of Walnut Street, in Philadelphia, between 9th and 10th Streets, friends with Joseph Bonaparte, has a monument in Saint Stephens churchyard, founded an orphans asylum, later called The Burd's Scool for Girls, and so on. He is listed in the Provincial History of Pennsylvania. He is almost pretty, I think. This painting was completed in 2013. NA.

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