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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.

Ellen Frances Burpee Farr

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The 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5229 characters.

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About  Ellen Frances Burpee Farr

Born:  1840 - New Hampton, New Hampshire
Died:   1907 - Naples, Italy
Known for:  missions, pepper trees and still life painting