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Mrs. Richard Skinner (Dorothy Wendell)

1772
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


Dimensions

101 x 77.5cm (39 3/4 x 30 1/2in.) Framed: 115.6 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm (45 1/2 x 36 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

06.2428

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

On View

Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Gallery (Gallery 132)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Center right: John Singleton Copley. pinx./-1772.-/Boston.

Provenance

1772, the artist; 1815, by descent to the artist's son, John Singleton Copley, Jr., Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863), London; 1864, Lyndhurst sale, Christie's, London, lot 60 (as Portrait of a Lady), bought by George Henry Timmins (1829-1875), great-grandson of the artist; 1875, by descent to his sister, Mary Ann Timmins (Mrs. Martin) Brimmer (1827-1906), great-granddaughter of the artist, Boston; 1906, bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer