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# TJ9. A portrait miniature of Charles Keating Tuckerman. Former United States Ambassador to Greece. He was an American diplomat, author and the first American minister resident to Greece. Born March 11, 1827 in Boston. Died Feb. 26, 1896 in Florence, Italy. Married to Mary Fleming. One child: Arthur Lyman Tuckerman. Parents: Henry Harris Tuckerman and Ruth Lyman Keating. Nominated to his post as minister by President Andrew Johnson. This portrait: on a board behind the portrait "Charles Keating Tuckerman Taken in Canton on rice paper by a native artist about 1853" Frame size: 6 1/8" x 5 1/8". Miniature size in the frame is 3.5" x 2.5". Condition: reasonable considering its age. We have no information about the circumstances of Mr. Tuckerman's reason for being in Canton, China. Inquiries.
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