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Ellen Ogden

Home Town:
Fairfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
There is a mourning watercolor completed by E. Ogden and dated 1813 that was auctioned at Sotheby's Auction House in April 1999, Lot #1081. This watercolor is stylistically similar to mourning watercolors completed by documented Litchfield Female Academy Students. Research by Betty Ring attributed the piece to Ellen Ogden of Fairfield, CT.

Years at LFA:

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
E. Ogden made a mourning watercolor stylistically similar to others executed by documented Litchfield Female Academy students. It is currently in a private collection.

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