Painting of Lydia Maria Child in a wood frame with gilding. Painted by Adele Travisano in Medford, MA. Part of a series of seven painting of notable Medford figures. 44"h x 34-1/4"w x 1-1/2"d"Adele Travisano 1992" at bottom right. Plaque: "Lydia Maria Child, 1802-1880."Child is in 3/4 seated portrait from just above the knee facing right. She is wearing a red dress with an open book in her lap held with her left hand with a parlor as the background.Child was a Medford resident who wrote "Over the River, and Through the Wood to Grandfather's House" and was an abolitionist. Part of a grant to "brighten up" city hall in 1992. From the collection of Medford City Hall.