Deacon Eliphaz Thayer and His Wife, Deliverance

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Deacon Eliphaz Thayer and His Wife, Deliverance
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N0271.1961
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John Brewster, Jr. was deaf-mute from birth. He studied painting under Rev. Joseph Steward (1753-1822) and began to paint professionally by the early 1790s in the area around his native Hampton, Connecticut. By 1796, he relocated to Buxton, Maine, where he lived between periods of itinerancy. Brewster was enrolled in the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons from 1817 until 1820, after which he resumed his career as a painter. Throughout his successful career, Brewster traveled widely in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and eastern New York State. Eliphaz Thayer was a Revolutionary War veteran and deacon in the First Congregational Church in Braintree, Massachusetts. His house, built in 1785, still stands at the corner of Liberty and Middle Streets in Braintree.
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depth 1.75 in, height 35.25 in, width 45.25 in
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