Looking Glass

English
about 1765


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

170.81 cm (67 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.318

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

Carved pine frame of rococo scrolls, surmounted by Phoenix and with two sheep at the base. Gilt. The glass is modern. Considerable regilding.

Provenance

According to tradition, ordered from London by Robert "king" Hooper of Mablehead, before 1765; presented to his daughter Alice as a wedding gift, 1765. Sold by Roland B. Hammond to the MFA for $2,400. (Accession date: April 11, 1962)

Credit Line

Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund