Portrait of Clara Manter Benson

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Chinese school oil painting on canvas of Clara Manter Benson of E. Carver, MA.  She was the daughter of Timothy Manter Benson, master of bark Martha Davis. Painting is an oval bust portrait in Western style, circa 1880.  It is part of a pair with 1985.103.3. May have been done from life as Clara and her mother accompanied Captain Benson on some of his voyages.