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Miriam Simon Gratz

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Collection KKMI Paintings
Artist Williams, Isaac L.
Description Portrait of Miriam Simon Gratz (1749-1808). Wife of Michael Gratz (1740-1811).
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated December 1893 by Isaac L. Williams (1817-1895) after an 1802 Gilbert Stuart (1755-1826) original. See 2010.100.008 portrait of husband also by Williams.

Part of the Isaac Minis Hays bequest to the American Philosophical Society; purchased at auction by Ruth Sarner with funds provided by William S. Fishman, Ruth Sarner and Coleman Schwartz.

Isaac Minis Hays (1847-1925) was a son of Isaac Hays, MD (1796-1879, portrait on north wall) who was a son of Richea Gratz Hays (1774-1858), daughter of Michael and Miriam Gratz.
Dimensions H-36.875 W-32.125 inches
Material Canvas
Object Name Painting
Provenance Miriam Gratz was a daughter of landowner and Indian trader Joseph Simon (1713-1804 [see Simon Collection]). She was the wife of Michael Gratz. She is buried in the Spruce Street Cemetery with him and her children Frances, Simon, Richea, Hyman, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Joseph, and Jacob.
Title Miriam Simon Gratz
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