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Major Ebenezor Steel Gleason (Mrs. Frederick Deming Sr.'s father)
W. Haskill Coffin, 1912
New York, New York
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Newton Crane, John Deming Crane, Judith Langdon Deming Crane
2003-50-5

This is one of a group of four portraits commissioned in the 20th century of Colonial-era Deming ancestors, including portraits of Julius Deming, Frederick Deming, Esquire, and Hon. Jeremiah Gates Brainard. While two of the others were based on earlier miniatures, this portrait was created from the artist's imagination with no recorded prototype.

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