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Frederick Stuart Church "The Puritan Girl" is miniature etching created by Frederick Stuart Church, published by the 'The Riverside Press' for the "Hawthorne Portfolio" (one of four etchings) in 1884 in the limited edition of 125 impressions. The work measure 2 1/8 X 2 1/2inches and in good condition.Frederick Stuart Church (1842–1924) was an American Painter, etcher and illustrator and especially known for his (often allegorical) depiction of animals and woman . He was born in Grand Rapids Michigan . At the age of 13 he left school and took a job at the then newly established American Express Company in Chicago, with his parents intending him to have a business career. Being nineteen at the outbreak of the American Civil War he served for Union Army. After war he returned to Chicago, having decided to devote his life to art, and started studying art under Walter Shirlaw in the Academy of Design in New York City ans stay there through the rest of his life.