Ellen Frances Burpee Farr
(1840 - 1907)
Ellen Frances Burpee Farr was active/lived in California, New Hampshire / Italy. Ellen Farr is known for missions, pepper trees and still life painting.
Biography Ellen Frances Burpee Farr
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circumstances of her death were very unusual. She went to Italy to see
the great works of art there and she died while in Italy. At first, her
coffin was loaded on board a ship to come home, but the sailors were
superstitious and refused to go with a dead person on board. Someone had
a bright idea and they put the coffin inside a large crate marked
"sculptures" and then loaded it back onto the same ship. It worked, and
her body was returned to her native USA.
Some of Ellen's work is
on permanent display in various town buildings in Littleton, New
Hampshire. Her husband, Everts Farr was a native of that town, and Ellen
lived there for several years. E
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