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  • Captain Francis Archbald Burnham

    about 1818
    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Grace Williamson Edes Stedman; to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes; to MFA, 1936, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.46 x 4.44 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    36.66

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Paul Revere (Rachel Walker)

    about 1784–85
    Joseph Dunkerley (American, active 1777–1806)

    Description

    Provenance

    Descended through the Revere family to a great-granddaughter of the sitter, Pauline Revere (Mrs. Nathaniel) Thayer (1860-1934), Boston; 1935, bequest of Pauline Revere Thayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1935)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Buhler, 1972, No. 373

    Dimensions

    1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.

    Accession Number

    35.1850

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Nathan Webb

    18th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Grace Williamson Edes Stedman; to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes; to MFA, 1936, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 2.92 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    36.68

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Captain Robert Ball; to his fiance; Elizabeth Fletcher; to Henry Herbert Edes, her grandnephew, 1868; to MFA, 1936, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.19 x 3.56 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    36.67

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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    C. Kevin and G. Barrie Landry Gallery (Gallery 126)

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  • Benjamin Jacobs

    1816
    Henry Williams (American, 1787–1830)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Benjamin Jacobs, Dorchester, Mass.:descended in family to Miss Maud G. Jacobs, Hingham, Mass.; to MFA, 1938, gift of Miss Maud G. Jacobs.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Maud G. Jacobs

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.62 x 6.1 cm (3 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.50

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Joseph Willard (Susanna Hickling Lewis)

    about 1830
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Theodora Willard; to MFA, 1937, bequest of Miss Theodora Willard.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Theodora Willard

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.73 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.412

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Captain Nathaniel West

    about 1790–1800
    Possibly by William Lovett (American, 1773–1801), Formerly attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Maxim and Martha Codman Karolik; to MFA, 1941, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 13

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 5.71 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.570

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry Codman

    1820s
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Henry Codman; Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to MFA, 1941, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 16

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.572

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Nathaniel West (Elizabeth Crowinshield Derby)

    about 1790–1800
    Possibly by William Lovett (American, 1773–1801), Formerly attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Maxim and Martha Codman Karolik; to MFA, 1941, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 14

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 5.71 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.571

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Sarah Anne Allen

    about 1842
    Artist Clarissa Peters Russell (American, 1809–1854 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Emily L. Clark, the sitter's daughter; to MFA, 1936, gift of Emily L. Clark.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Emily L. Clark

    Details

    Dimensions

    2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.

    Accession Number

    36.351

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Sarah Jones Allen

    1840s
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century, Formerly attributed to Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Sarah Jones Allen; to Sarah Anne Allen Clark (Mrs. Joesph), her daughter; to Miss Emily L. Clark, her daughter; to MFA, 1936, gift of Miss Emily L. Clark.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Emily L. Clark

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 5.46 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    36.352

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry P. Sturgis

    1852
    Sunqua (Chinese, active 1830 - 1870 Chinese)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis; to MFA, 1892, Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis

    Details

    Accession Number

    92.2636

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory?

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  • Russell Sturgis (copy after Gilbert Stuart)

    about 1820–30
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis; to MFA, 1892, gift of Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.79 x 8.89 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2637

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

    On View

    C. Kevin and G. Barrie Landry Gallery (Gallery 126)

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  • Gilbert Stuart

    1825
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Samuel E. Appleton, Reading, Mass., a relative of the artist; to Miss Harriet Sarah Walker; to MFA, 1895, gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 7.62 cm (3 3/4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.1423

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Self Portrait

    1830
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    In this miniature self portrait, Sarah Goodridge (sometimes spelled Goodrich) depicted herself staring out of the composition with a poised directness, implying confidence in herself and her artistic abilities. According to the artist’s sister Eliza, who also became a miniature painter, Sarah began studying art by reading a book on drawing and painting. In 1805 she moved to the Boston area where she took drawing lessons, but it was only after she worked with an unidentified miniature painter from Hartford, Connecticut, that she began experimenting with painting in this medium. Goodridge opened a studio in Boston in 1820 and perfected her artistic skills by studying with the leading American portraitist of her time, Gilbert Stuart. Although Stuart specialized in large-scale works in oil, he purportedly painted one of his only miniatures (General Henry Knox, about 1820, Worcester Art Museum) as a demonstration piece for Goodridge.
    This self portrait demonstrates Goodridge’s characteristic realism, with every detail-down to the tiny wrinkles around her eyes-painstakingly delineated. The artist’s evident self-assuredness was well-warranted. By 1830 she had become one of the leading miniaturists in Boston, executing as many as two paintings a week and supporting herself and her family through her art. She received commissions from such famous individuals as Daniel Webster, General Henry Lee, and her teacher, Gilbert Stuart, and exhibited her miniatures at the annual exhibitions of the Boston Athenaeum between 1827 and 1835. Such accomplishments were truly remarkable in the antebellum American art world, in which talented women were rarely given the opportunity to achieve such levels of success.

    This text was adapted from Davis, et al., MFA Highlights: American Painting (Boston, 2003) available at www.mfashop.com/mfa-publications.html.

    Provenance

    The artist; Samuel E. Appleton, Reading, Mass., a relative of the artist; to Miss Harriet Sarah Walker; to MFA, 1895, gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 6.73 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.1424

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Copy of a Portrait of Bertel Thorwaldsen

    1828
    Sarah Lockhart Allen (American, 1793–1877 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Charles C. Little; to MFA, 1881, gift of Mrs. Charles C. Little.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Little

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 7.62 cm (3 3/4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    81.131

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Phillipe de Champaigne (Copy After a Self Portrait)

    about 1828
    Sarah Lockhart Allen (American, 1793–1877 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Charles C. Little; to MFA, 1881, gift of Mrs. Charles C. Little.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Little

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.98 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    81.130

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Joseph Willard

    about 1830
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Theodora Willard; to MFA, 1937, bequest of Miss Theodora Willard.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Theodora Willard

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.73 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.411

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Harris

    about 1796
    Washington Allston (American, 1779–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to John Harris, Boston; to Mrs. Jonathan Harris, his mother; Miss Charlotte Harris; to MFA, 1873, bequest of Miss Charlotte Harris.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Charlotte Harris

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 6.1 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    73.7

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. James Otis Carter

    1797
    Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. James Otis Carter; to Mrs. James Warren Sever, her daughter; to MFA, 1878, bequest of Mrs. James Warren Sever.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. James Warren Sever

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.24 x 6.1 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    78.6

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry Pelham (or Jonathan Clarke)

    About 1770–74
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; probably Elizabeth Clarke Copley (Mrs. Gardiner Greene), Boston; to John Singleton Copley Greene, her son; to Miss Mary Amory Greene, his daughter; to Henry Copley Greene, her nephew; to MFA, 1941, gift of Henry Copley Greene.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Henry Copley Greene

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.57 x 3.62 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.292

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Captain John Holland

    about 1797
    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American), Formerly attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Emma P. Holland; Mrs. Arthur (Sarah O. B.) Holland (her sister-in-law); to MFA, 1938, gift of Mrs. Arthur Holland.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Arthur Holland

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.22 x 5.08 cm (2 7/16 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.1553

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Abby L. Tyler

    Late 19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 20th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Charles Hitchcock Tyler; to MFA, 1935, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.5 x 6.5 cm. (3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.4

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on celluloid or ivorine

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  • Aaron Chase Dennis

    about 1803
    Attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Sarah Desier Nichols, granddaughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1932, bequest of Sarah Desier Nichols.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Sarah Desier Nichols

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.62 x 6.22 cm (3 x 2 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    32.86

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry Prentiss

    about 1830
    Attributed to William Lewis (American, 1788–after 1838 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Nellie Isabel Simpson; to MFA, 1931, gift of Nellie Isabel Simpson.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Nellie Isabel Simpson

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.46 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.640

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on Ivory

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  • Reverend Greenleaf Greeley

    1830
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Charlotte G. Greeley; to MFA 1930, gift of Miss Charlotte Greeley.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Charlotte Greeley

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.42

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Peter Frederick Williston

    1836
    Moses Baker Russell (American, 1810–1884 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Mrs. Alon G. Faye, granddaughter of the sitter, Natick, Mass.; to MFA, 1935, gift of Mrs. Alon G. Faye.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Alon G. Faye

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.46 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.748

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Jasper Bement (Electa Chamberlin)

    about 1825
    Alvan Clark (American, 1804–1887 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mrs. Hasper Bement (Electra Chamberlin); to Elmer E. Bray and Villette Chase Bray, her granddaughter, Swampscott, MA; to MFA, 1934, bequest of Villette Chase Bray and Elmer E. Bray.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Annie Villette Chase Bray and Elmer E. Bray

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 8.25 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.230

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Man in a Gray Coat

    18th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Charles Hitchcock Tyler; to MFA, 1934, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    2.92 x 2.54 cm (1 1/8 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.1

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on Ivory

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  • Mrs. Stephen Jones Bowles (Elizabeth Thorndike)

    1848
    Richard Morrell Staigg (American, 1817–1881)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to John Wingate Thornton, the sitter's son-in-law; to Mrs. Stephen Jones Bowles (Elizabeth Thorndike), Roxbury, Mass.; to Miss Elizabeth Thorndike Thornton, her granddaughter, 1874; to MFA, 1933, bequest of Miss Elizabeth Thorndike Thornton.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Thorndike Thornton

    Details

    Dimensions

    11.43 x 9.27 cm (4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.665

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Jones

    about 1815
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Margie Studley Sampson; to MFA, 1934, bequest of Miss Margie Studley Sampson.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Margie Studley Sampson

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.24 x 6.1 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.36

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Greenleaf Greeley

    1830
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Charlotte G. Greeley; to MFA, 1930, gift of Miss Charlotte Greeley.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Charlotte Greeley

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 5.46 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.41

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. John Parsons (Miss Woods)

    1830s
    Attributed to Caroline Negus (American, 1814–1867 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Maria A. Parsons; to MFA, 1929, bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    29.899

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Georgiana Emery

    1906
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Miss Georgiana Emery; to MFA, 1935, gift of Miss Georgiana Emery.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Georgiana Emery

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.54 x 7.62 cm (4 1/8 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1485

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Ezra Farrar

    Thomas Sully (American (born in England), 1783–1872)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Grace M. Edwards, Boston; Juliana Cheney Edwards; to Robert J. Edwards, her son; to MFA, 1939, Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, bequest of Robert J. Edwards in memory of his mother.

    Credit Line

    Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 5.59 cm (2 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.683

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to MFA, 1939, M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th Century American Arts.

    Credit Line

    The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 39.246

    Dimensions

    10.16 x 7.62 cm (4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.246

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • James Melledge

    1811
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Katharine M. Melledge; to MFA, 1935, gift of Miss Katharine M. Melledge.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Katherine M. Melledge

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1486

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Charles Everett

    19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Ellen Everett Mather and Jane Everett Cook; to MFA, 1931, Ellen Everett Mather and Jane Everett Cook bequest.

    Credit Line

    The Ellen Everett Mather and Jane Everett Cook Bequest

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 3.81 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.391

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on Ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Ellen P. Hall; to MFA, 1930, gift of the estate of Mrs. Ellen P. Hall.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Ellen P. Hall

    Details

    Dimensions

    8 x 7.62 cm (3 1/8 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.460

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel on paper

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  • Portrait of Henry Wignall Stevens

    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Accession Number

    30.463

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  • Margaret Rose

    Attributed to Pierre Henri (French, 1748–1802, active in the US by 1788 French), Formerly attributed to John Ramage (American, about 1748–1802 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs Alexander Rose (Margaret Smith), the sitter; to Amelia Rose, her daughter, to Mrs. Amelia Guerard, her niece; to Dr. Arthur Rose Guerard; to MFA, 1931, purchased for $550.

    Credit Line

    Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.44 x 3.43 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.442

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Washington Allston

    about 1801
    Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1897, purchased for $400.

    Credit Line

    Otis Norcross Fund

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    9.84 x 6.98 cm (3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    97.599

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  • Washington Allston

    1841
    Richard Morrell Staigg (American, 1817–1881)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mrs. Richard M. Staigg; to MFA, 1903, gift of Mrs. Richard M. Staigg.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Staigg

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.64 x 6.73 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.1

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Alexander Moseley (Frances Alexander)

    1888
    Charles Turrell (American, 1846–1932 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Ellen F. Moseley; to MFA, 1924, bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.03 x 8 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.261

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Nathan Endicott (Margaret Oliver Hicks)

    1821
    Anna Claypoole Peale (American, 1791–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Anna Gower Endicott; to MFA, 1924, gift of Miss Anna Gower Endicott.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Anna Gower Endicott

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.343

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Hicks

    1806
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Anna Gower Endicott; to MFA, 1924, gift of Miss Anna Gower Endicott.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Anna Gower Endicott

    Details

    Dimensions

    8 x 6.1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.344

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Charles Bulfinch (Hannah Apthorp)

    about 1788
    Joseph Dunkerley (American, active 1777–1806)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary C. Barrett; to MFA, 1924, purchased with 24.456 for $1,500.

    Credit Line

    Mary Clay Gray Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.44 x 2.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.455

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Alexander Moseley

    1888
    Charles Turrell (American, 1846–1932 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Ellen F. Moseley; to MFA, 1924, bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.03 x 8 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.260

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Man

    Henry Williams (American, 1787–1830)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Virginia Stockwell; to MFA, 1923, purchased for $50.

    Credit Line

    Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    11.43 x 8.89 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.608

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite on cardboard

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  • Captain Andrew Newell

    1794
    James Peale (American, 1749–1831 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary A. Vinal; to MFA 1922, purchased for $100.

    Credit Line

    Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund

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    Dimensions

    5.46 x 3.81 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    22.661

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Child in a Blue Dress

    18th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; William Perry Dudley; to MFA, 1923, gift of William Perry Dudley.

    Credit Line

    Gift of William Perry Dudley

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    Dimensions

    4.44 x 5.46 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.174

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Young Woman in a Plaid Shawl

    Nathaniel Southworth (American, 1806–1858 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Edward Southworth; to MFA, 1923, gift of the heirs of Edward Southworth.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the heirs of Edward Southworth

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    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.73 cm (3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.280

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Charles Bulfinch

    about 1788
    Joseph Dunkerley (American, active 1777–1806)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary C. Barrett; to MFA, 1924, purchased with 24.455 for $1,500.

    Credit Line

    Mary Clay Gray Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.44 x 2.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.456

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Henry G. Chamberlain; to MFA, 1925, gift of Mrs. Henry G. Chamberlain.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry G. Chamberlain

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    Dimensions

    3.56 x 2.92 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    25.589

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • James Smiley Sweet

    about 1835
    Moses Baker Russell (American, 1810–1884 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Everell Fletcher Sweet, son of the sitter; to MFA, 1928, bequest of Everell Fletcher Sweet.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Everell Fletcher Sweet

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    Dimensions

    5.71 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    28.360

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Everell Fletcher Sweet

    about 1900
    Zelpha M. Plaisted (American American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Everell Fletcher Sweet, son of the sitter; to MFA, 1928, bequest of Everell Fletcher Sweet.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Everell Fletcher Sweet

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    Dimensions

    5.08 x 4.44 cm (2 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    28.361

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Stephen Woods

    1830 (?)
    Caroline Negus (American, 1814–1867 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Maria A. Parsons; to MFA, 1929, bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons

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    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    29.897

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Parsons

    1830s
    Attributed to Caroline Negus (American, 1814–1867 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Maria A. Parsons; to MFA, 1929, bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Maria A. Parsons

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.73 x 6.35 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    29.898

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Joshua Richardson Bigelow

    1839
    George Loring Brown (American, 1814–1889)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1927; anonymous gift.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 6.35 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    27.573

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

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    Accession Number

    27.572

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  • The Nymph

    1908
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Laura Coombs Hills began her art education under the influence of William Morris Hunt [http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=William%20morris%20hunt&objecttype=54] and his student Helen Knowlton [18.403], who had continued his classes after his death in 1879. Hills’s earliest known works are anonymous landscapes of the marshes and dunes near her native Newburyport, loosely rendered after the manner of her teachers with special attention given to light and atmosphere. In 1893, during a trip to England, she first saw modern artists making miniatures in watercolor on ivory, a medium that had been popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The technique, used mostly for intimate and transportable portraits of family, had all but disappeared after the invention of photography in 1839. Like many handcrafts that had almost vanished with the industrial age, it was revived during the late nineteenth century. Hills, who had always enjoyed making tiny drawings and decorations, became fascinated with miniature painting and was one of the leaders in the art’s rebirth in the United States.
    The Nymph, like most revival miniatures, is much larger in scale and looser in handling than its eighteenth-century predecessors [35.1850]. Hills used an oval piece of specially prepared ivory and a tiny brush, employing traditional techniques to render her model’s face realistically with minute strokes of watercolor. In the rest of the picture, however, Hills allowed herself considerable freedom, using layers of freely brushed colors to indicate the girl’s diaphanous gown and to decorate the background. The effect is opalescent and dazzling, like a precious jewel.

    Hills made figure compositions like The Nymph for exhibition and display. They were immensely popular and sold very well, enabling her to build her own house and studio in Newburyport. They also inspired many Bostonians to commission portrait miniatures from Hills. She made over three hundred miniatures during her career, although after 1910 she began to earn even more acclaim for her delicate pastel still lifes of flowers [26.240]. Hills was one of Boston’s most popular painters and she held annual exhibitions of her work until she was eighty-eight years old.

    This text was adapted from Elliot Bostwick Davis et al., American Painting [http://www.mfashop.com/9020398034.html], MFA Highlights (Boston: MFA Publications, 2003).

    Provenance

    1908, the artist; 1926, sold by the artist to the MFA for $800. (Accession Date: February 11, 1926)

    Credit Line

    Abbott Lawrence Fund

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    Dimensions

    14.6 x 11.43 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    26.30

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  • Samuel Stockwell

    1810
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Virginia Stockwell; to MFA, 1927, gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell

    Details

    Dimensions

    3 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.

    Accession Number

    27.190

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Catherine Stockwell (Mrs. Samuel Stockwell)

    1810
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Virginia Stockwell; to MFA, 1927, gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell

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    Dimensions

    3 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.

    Accession Number

    27.191

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Samuel Parkman Oliver

    about 1835
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Lillie Oliver Poor and Zoe Oliver Sherman, granddaughters of the sitter; to MFA, 1922, Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection.

    Credit Line

    Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection

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    Dimensions

    3 x 2 1/2 in.

    Accession Number

    22.656

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Clarke Howard and Mrs. John Clarke Howard (Hepzibah Swan)

    early 19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Two-sided miniature

    Provenance

    Swan Collection

    Credit Line

    Gift of Elizabeth Howard Bartol

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    Accession Number

    21.2553a-b

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  • Thomas Ivers Cleland

    1815
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Hannah E. Austin, niece of the sitter; to MFA, 1912, gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin

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    Dimensions

    8 x 6.35 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.80

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Little Boy with a Whip

    about 1839
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; David H. Montgomery; to MFA, 1912, gift of David H. Montgomery.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David H. Montgomery

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.1167

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mother and Son

    Leo Mielziner (American, 1869–1935)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Patrick Tracy; to MFA, 1914, gift of Mrs. Patrick Tracy.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Patrick Tracy

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    Accession Number

    14.862

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Thomas Hewes Hinckley (Elizabeth Bass)

    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family of the sitter to Miss Mary Hewes Hinckley, her granddaughter; to MFA, 1915, gift of Miss Mary Hewes Hinckley in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bass Hinckley.

    Credit Line

    In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Bass Hinckley by her granddaughter

    Details

    Dimensions

    8 x 5.71 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    15.320

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Anna Brewster Cleland (Mrs. Benjamin Austin)

    1822
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Hannah E. Austin, daughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1912, gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.35 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.79

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • William Cleland

    about 1790
    Possibly by Archibald Robertson (American, born Scotland, 1765–1835)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in the family of the sitter to Miss Hannah E. Austin, his granddaughter; to MFA, 1912, gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Hannah E. Austin

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.08 x 4.7 cm (2 x 1 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.78

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Man in a Blue Uniform

    Richard Morrell Staigg (American, 1817–1881)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss M.E. Daniell; to MFA, 1903, gift of Miss M.E. Daniell.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. M. E. Daniell

    Details

    Dimensions

    13.33 x 10.54 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.682

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Joseph Hooper (?)

    About 1770–71
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Richard M. Staigg; to MFA, 1906, gift of Mrs. Richard M. Staigg.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Staigg

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.8 x 2.9 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.2403

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Anthony Elton

    about 1825
    Artist Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Anthony Elton, son of the sitter; to Miss Cecilia St. Clair Elton, his sister; to MFA, 1910, bequest of Miss Cecilia St. Clair Elton.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Cecilia St. Clair Elton

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    Dimensions

    2 x 1 5/8 in. (5 x 4 cm)

    Accession Number

    10.102

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Johann Christian Gottlieb Graupner

    1807
    William M. S. Doyle (American, 1769–1828)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. George W. Stone, granddaughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1915, gift of Mrs. George W. Stone.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. George W. Stone

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.1 x 5.08 cm (2 3/8 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    15.819

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Henry Howard Graupner

    about 1840
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. George W. Stone, daughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1915, gift of Mrs. George W. Stone.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. George W. Stone

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    Dimensions

    6.22 x 5.08 cm (2 7/16 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    15.820

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Franklin Haven (Sarah Ann Curtis)

    about 1830
    Attributed to Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross, daughters of the sitter; to MFA, 1917, gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.3147

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  • Description

    Provenance

    Gift of the Estate of J. Chancellor Crafts, through Miss Mary E. Preston.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Estate of J. C. Crafts

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    Accession Number

    17.3173

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Young Woman (Annette)

    Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777–1807)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; possibly Mrs. Bleecker; possibly Henry Inman; Edward Cary; possibly Richard Hildreth; Caroline Negus Hildreth, his wife; Arthur Hildreth; to Mrs. Arthur Hildreth; to MFA, 1918, purchased for $50.

    Credit Line

    The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    18.624

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Franklin Haven

    about 1830
    Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross, daughters of the sitter; to MFA, 1917, gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross

    Details

    Dimensions

    2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in.

    Accession Number

    17.3146

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. James Page (Thirza Hopkins)

    about 1837
    Caroline Negus (American, 1814–1867 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. E.P. Hall, granddaughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1917, gift of Mrs. E.P. Hall.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. E. P. Hall

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.1 x 7 cm (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.3122

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Baron von Cronstern, Jr.

    Henry Gerhard Fette (American, 1842–1871)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Margaret Minot Fette; to MFA, 1917, gift of Miss Margaret Minot Fette.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Margaret Minot Fette

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.24 x 5.71 cm (2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1627

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Friedrich Carl Gröger

    Henry Gerhard Fette (American, 1842–1871)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Margaret Fette; to MFA, 1917, gift of Miss Margaret Minot Fette.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Margaret Minot Fette

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    Dimensions

    8 x 6.35 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1628

    Medium or Technique

    Sepia on vellum

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  • James Page

    1837
    Caroline Negus (American, 1814–1867 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. E.P. Hall, granddaughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1917, gift of Mrs. E.P. Hall.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. E. P. Hall

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.27 x 7.24 cm (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.3121

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • William C. Fay

    about 1830–40
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant; to MFA, 1934, bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant

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    Dimensions

    5.08 x 4.44 cm (2 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.35

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Man (D.B.)

    about 1810
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Edward Foster; to Charles Kenney, about 1862; descended to Thomas Kenney, Lynn, Mass.; to MFA, 1941, estate of Thomas Kenney.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Estate of Thomas Kenney

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.1 x 4.44 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.934

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Martha Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik)

    1906
    Georgine Campbell (American, 1861–1931 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Martha Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.81 x 6.1 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.617

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Boy

    1835 (?)
    Henry I. Brown (American, active about 1835–1851 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    8 x 6.48 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.616

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Young Man in a Dark Blue Coat

    about 1825
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.46 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.615

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory inside turned wood box

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  • Joel Barlow

    about 1798
    Attributed to John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Joel Barlow; to Ruth Baldwin Barlow, his wife; Rev. Lemuel G. Olmstead, his nephew, by 1860; Mr. Samuel L. M. Barlow, New York; to Judge Peter Townsend Barlow, his son; to Mr. Samuel L. M. Barlow, his son; to MFA, 1958, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    12.32 x 9.52 cm (4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.526

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

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  • Man with Spectacles

    early 19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Alice Stanwood Willoughby, Watertown, MA; to MFA, 1957, bequest of Alice Stanwood Willoughby.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Alice Stanwood Willoughby

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.98 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    57.611

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Alice Crecy

    1893
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    6 x 5 cm. (2 3/8 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1936

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Edward Everett Hale 3rd

    1915
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.35 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1935

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Reverend Henry Ware, Jr.

    about 1828
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. F.E. Appleton, Lowell, Mass.; to Edward Appleton Brown, her nephew and great-great nephew of artist, Reading, Mass., 1950 - 1964; to MFA, 1964, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Emma F. Munroe Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.2 x 7.3 cm (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.708

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Andrew Ellicott, Jr.

    1801
    Raphaelle Peale (American, 1774–1825 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Rap. Peale 1801

    Provenance

    1801, the sitter, Andrew Ellicott, Jr. (1776-1839). 1964, with Craig W. Ross, Medina, N.Y.; 1964, sold by Craig W. Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.35 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.2036

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry Codman

    Attributed to George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American), Formerly attributed to Richard Morrell Staigg (American, 1817–1881)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    11.43 x 8.89 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.613

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Man in a Red Chair

    William Lewis (American, 1788–after 1838 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1958, anonymous gift.

    Credit Line

    Source unidentified

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.62 x 6.35 cm (3 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.1178

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.08 x 5.08 cm (2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.614

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on round ivory

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  • Woman in a Lace Cap

    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.16 x 7.62 cm (4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.2080

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Henry Weld Fuller

    about 1835
    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Henry Weld Fuller; to Caroline Weld Fuller, his daughter; to Maud Fuller Smith (Mrs. G. Loring) Briggs, her daughter; to Miss Elsie Prentiss Briggs, her daughter; to MFA, 1966, gift of Miss Elsie Prentiss Briggs in memory of her mother Maud Fuller (Mrs. G. Loring) Briggs.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Elsie Prentiss Briggs in memory of her mother Maud Fuller (Mrs. G. Loring) Briggs

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.35 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    66.855

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Woman with a Gold Chain

    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 6.98 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.2081

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • The Red Flower (Dorothy Bass Whitney)

    1904
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    18.16 x 12.06 cm (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1938

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • The Pink Flower (Viola Nilson)

    1919
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    12.06 x 11.4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1937

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Peter Rogers

    early 19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Henry G. Rogers, nephew of the sitter; to MFA, 1952, gift in the name of Henry G. Rogers.

    Credit Line

    Gift in the name of Henry G. Rogers

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.1758

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Robert Vose (?)

    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American), Formerly attributed to John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Rebecca Vose Currier; to MFA, 1954, gift of Rebecca Vose Currier.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Vose Currier, in memory of Rebecca Vose Gleason

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.56 x 2.54 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    54.995

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Tristram Barnard

    18th century
    Nathaniel Hancock (active 1792–1809)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Gertrude Townsend; to MFA, 1956, gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.71 x 3.81 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.695

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Lady Hesilrige (Sarah Walter)

    Attributed to Joseph Dunkerley (American, active 1777–1806)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Misses Amy and Clara Curtis; to MFA, 1952, gift of Misses Amy and Clara Curtis.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Misses Amy and Clara Curtis

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.56 x 3.17 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.206

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Sir Robert Hesilrige

    About 1780–90
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Misses Amy and Clara Curtis; to MFA, 1952, gift of Misses Amy and Clara Curtis.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Misses Amy and Clara Curtis

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.19 x 3.17 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.207

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory in modern frame

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family of the sitter to Mrs. Kate S. Payne; to MFA, 1942, gift of Mrs. Kate S. Payne.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Kate S. Payne

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.22 x 4.44 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.112

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Peter Chardon, Jr.

    about 1760
    Attributed to Henry Pelham (American, 1749–1806 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family to Henry R. Scott, the sitter's great-great-nephew; to MFA, 1952, bequest of Henry R. Scott.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Henry R. Scott

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 2.92 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.1473

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Little Agnes (Agnes Mackintosh)

    1911
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.24 x 10.79 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1934

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Lucy Cushing

    Attributed to Joseph Dunkerley (American, active 1777–1806)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Gertrude Townsend; to MFA, 1956, gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.56 x 2.16 cm (1 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.693

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Dudley Walker

    about 1790
    Nathaniel Hancock (active 1792–1809)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Dudley Walker; to Jane Walker Summer, his daughter; to Mary Caroline Summer (Mrs. Alpheus H. Hardy), her daughter; to Miss Mary Caroline Hardy, her daughter; to MFA, 1955, gift of Miss Mary Caroline Hardy.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mary Caroline Hardy

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.19 x 2.92 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.1002

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Margie in White (Margaret Curzon Hale)

    1917
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    13.97 x 10.79 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1933

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Bertha Coolidge

    1911
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.24 x 10.79 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1931

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Mrs. Roger S. Warner

    1930
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.24 x 10.79 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1930

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Pedrick, 3rd

    William Verstille (American, 1757–1803 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to John Pedrick, 3rd; descended in family to Franklin B. Pedrick; to MFA, 1951, bequest of Franklin B. Pedrick.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Franklin B. Pedrick

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.1 x 5.08 cm (2 3/8 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.2777

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Caroline Bartlett

    Alvan Clark (American, 1804–1887 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Minna B. Hall; to MFA, 1951, bequest of Minna B. Hall.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Minna B. Hall

    Details

    Dimensions

    12.06 x 8 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.2362

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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  • Hannah (Hannah Carey)

    1931
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.24 x 10.79 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1932

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Man

    Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant, granddaughter of the artist, Boston, Mass.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 6.98 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2348

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval cardboard

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  • Self Portrait

    about 1769
    Copied after John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Copley Amory, great-great-grandson of the artist, Washington, D.C.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Copley Amory.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Copley Amory

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.19 x 3.17 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3092

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on porcelain

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  • Henry Pelham (or Jonathan Clarke)

    About 1770–74
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; probably Elizabeth Clarke Copley (Mrs. Gardiner Greene), Boston; to John Singleton Copley Greene, her son; to Miss Mary Amory Greene, his daughter; to Henry Copley Greene, her nephew; to MFA, 1941, gift of Henry Copley Greene.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Copley Amory

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.44 x 3.56 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3093

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Copley Amory, Washington, D.C.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Copley Amory.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Copley Amory

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.19 x 3.17 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3094

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Man in a Blue Coat

    Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant, granddaughter of the artist, Boston, Mass.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2347

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Self Portrait

    Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant, granddaughter of the artist, Boston, Mass.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.16 x 7.62 cm (4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2346

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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  • Baby With Wavy Hair

    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1309

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Baby

    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    7 x 5.6 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1310

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Two Children

    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    1.9 x 2.92 cm (3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1311

    Medium or Technique

    Oval ivory in gilt locket

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  • Young Man (T.R.G.)

    late 18th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Harcourt Amory; Copley Amory, Washington, D.C.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Copley Amory.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Copley Amory

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 2.54 cm (1 1/2 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3096

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Young Woman in Pink Dress

    late 18th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 18th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Harcourt Amory; Copley Amory, Washington, D.C.; to MFA, 1950, gift of Copley Amory.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Copley Amory

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 2.54 cm (1 1/2 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3097

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Young Woman in a Mauve Dress

    about 1914
    Sally Cross Bill (American, 1874–1950 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to her husband, Carroll Bill; to MFA, 1951, gift of Carroll Bill.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Carroll Bill in memory of his wife

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.64 x 6.6 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.607

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Sunshine (Agnes Childs)

    1911
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    1911, the artist; 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

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    Dimensions

    20.32 x 12.06 cm (8 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1924

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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  • Margaret Curzon Hale

    1907
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    17.14 x 12.06 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1925

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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    Joseph P. and Anne B. Pellegrino Gallery (Gallery 223)

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  • Fire Opal (Grace Mutell)

    1899
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.24 x 12.06 cm (6 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1926

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. John Fraser (Mary Grimke)

    1841
    Charles Fraser (American, 1782–1860 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mr. A. Stainforth; to Mr. and Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap; to MFA, gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.79 x 8.89 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.606

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Alvan Fisher

    about 1819
    Charles Fraser (American, 1782–1860 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family of the sitter; with Richard Morrison, Concord, Mass., 1951; to MFA, 1951, purchased for $400.

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.64 x 6.35 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.414

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory, in red case

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  • Portrait of a Man

    1806
    Robert Field (American, 1769–1819 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; with Charles Childs, Boston; to MFA, 1950, purchased for $300.

    Credit Line

    Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    7 x 5.5 cm (2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.3596

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Judge John Lowell

    about 1782
    Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    About 1782, probably the sitter's wife, Rebecca Lowell; by 1873, descended in the family to Mrs. George M. Barnard, great-granddaughter of the sitter; by 1930, by descent to her daughter, Miss Sarah L. Barnard, Boston; by 1949, by descent to her cousin, Miss Elizabeth L. Dalton, Boston; 1950, with Edmund Bury, Philadelphia; 1951, sold by Elizabeth L. Dalton to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951)

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 3.17 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.9

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory with hair (verso)

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  • Man in a Blue Coat

    John Ramage (American, about 1748–1802 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; with Bessie Howard, Boston, 1950; to MFA, 1951, purchased for $400.

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.56 x 2.54 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.10

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Anne Louisa Tufts

    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.79 x 8.25 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1308

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory in red case

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  • Mrs. Edward Appleton (Frances Anne Atkinson)

    about 1842
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield, in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.71 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1307

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Dr. Artemus L. Hersey

    1907
    Theresa Wing (American American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Dr. Artemus L. Hersey, the sitter; to Miss Heloise E. Hersey, his daughter; to Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer, her cousin; to MFA, 1944, gift of Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer, in memory of her cousin, Miss Heloise E. Hersey, daughter of the sitter

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    Dimensions

    9.52 x 6.98 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    44.49

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Artemus L. Hersey (Heloise H. Keith)

    1907
    Theresa Wing (American American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Dr. Artemus L. Hersey, husband of the sitter; to Miss Heloise E. Hersey, his daughter; to Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer, her cousin; to MFA, 1944, gift of Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Clifford D. Sawyer, in memory of her cousin, Miss Heloise E. Hersey, daughter of the sitter

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    Dimensions

    9.52 x 6.98 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    44.50

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Nathaniel Eliot

    about 1837
    Margaret Byron Doyle (American, 1820–1840 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Mary Eliot, Cambridge, Mass., granddaughter of the sitter; Miss Eliza C. Fisher, Boston; to Miss Mary D. Davenport, Framingham, Mass.; to MFA, 1944, gift of Miss Mary D. Davenport.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mary D. Davenport

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    44.620

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Self Portrait

    1830
    James E. Freeman (American, 1808–1884 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Dr. John N. Freeman, his cousin, Brooklyn, New York; to Dr. Frederic J. Shoop, his nephew, Brooklyn, New York; to Mrs. F.J. Shoop; to MFA, 1944, purchased for $75.

    Credit Line

    Frederick Brown Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    44.675

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory oval

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  • A Lady of Quality (Mrs. Nathaniel Bowditch)

    1904
    Clara Elisabeth Sackett (American American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1943, gift of Clara E. Sackett, the artist.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Clara E. Sackett

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.98 x 5.71 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    43.137

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Persis Blair

    1903
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Donald M. and Fanny Batcheller Blair, parents of the sitter; to MFA, 1943, gift of Donald M. Blair in memory of his wife, Fanny Batcheller Blair.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Donald M. Blair in memory of his wife, Fanny Batcheller Blair

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    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.35 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    43.119

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Moses Titcomb

    about 1794–1800
    James Peale (American, 1749–1831 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    About 1800, the Titcomb family; about 1843, by descent to the sitter's nephew and namesake, Moses Titcomb (1801-1881), Franklin, N. H.; by 1881, given by Moses Titcomb to Mary Dodge (Mrs. Walter) Aiken (1841-1916), Hampton Falls, N.H.; 1942, gift of the heirs of Mrs. Walter Aiken to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1942)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the heirs of Mrs. Walter Aiken

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    Dimensions

    6 x 5.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.375

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Edward Cruft

    1807
    Louis Binsse (American, 1774–1844 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Edward Cruft; descended to Eunice McLellan Cruft and Frances Cordis Cruft; to MFA, 1942, gift of the estates of Eunice McLellan Cruft and Frances Cordis Cruft.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Estates of Eunice McLellan Cruft and Frances Cordis Cruft

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    Dimensions

    14.6 x 11.43 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.386

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. David Hough Ela (Eliza Hall)

    about 1837
    Pamelia E. Hill (American, 1803–1860 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Florence A. Chase, niece of the sitter; to MFA 1943, gift of Florence A. Chase.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Florence A. Chase

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.46 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    43.67

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on oval ivory

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  • Annie Page

    about 1850
    M. Perret (American American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Annie C. Sumner; to MFA, 1945, bequest of Annie C. Sumner.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Annie C. Sumner

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.81 x 3.17 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    45.896

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Eben Goodrich

    1823
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mr. and Mrs. Eben Goodrich, her brother and her sister-in-law; to Mrs. Ellen Bailey Goodrich Locke, their daughter; to E. Irving Locke and Mrs. Andrew H. Ward, her children, and Eleanor Whidden, her granddaughter; to MFA, 1946, gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward and Miss Eleanor Whidden.

    Credit Line

    Gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward and Miss Eleanor Whidden

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.35 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.705

    Medium or Technique

    Ivory in deep black and gold frame

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  • Thomas Appleton

    about 1830?
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Appleton, her sister and brother-in-law; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 7.24 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1304

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Thomas Appleton (Beulah Goodridge)

    about 1830?
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Appleton (Beulah Goodridge), her sister and brother-in-law; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 7.24 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1305

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Edward Appleton

    about 1842
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Arthur N. and Frances S. Mansfield; to MFA, 1949, bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Arthur N. Mansfield in memory of his wife, Frances S. Mansfield

    Details

    Dimensions

    5.71 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.1306

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Andrew Oliver, Jr.

    about 1758
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    About 1758, the Oliver family; 1866, descended in the Oliver family to F. E. Oliver, Boston; 1892, by descent to Mrs. Susan L. Oliver; 1919, by descent o Andrew Oliver, Sr., Brookline, Mass.; 1949, sold by Andrew Oliver to the MFA for $1,200. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    7.6 x 6 cm (3 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.393

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on copper

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    Norma and Roger Alfred Saunders Gallery (Gallery 128)

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  • Franklin Haven

    about 1830
    Thomas Edwards (American, 1795–1869)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant, granddaughter of the artist, Boston, Mass.; to MFA, 1949, gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. May Edwards Sturtevant

    Details

    Dimensions

    1 cm (3/8 in. (circular))

    Accession Number

    49.339

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Eben Goodrich (Lydia Ann Bailey)

    1823
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mr. and Mrs. Eben Goodrich, her brother and her sister-in-law; to Mrs. Ellen Bailey Goodrich Locke, their daughter; to E. Irving Locke and Mrs. Andrew H. Ward, her children, and Eleanor Whidden, her granddaughter; to MFA, 1946, gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward and Miss Eleanor Whidden.

    Credit Line

    Gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward and Miss Eleanor Whidden

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.35 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.706

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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  • Eleanor Bailey

    about 1830
    Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Ellen Bailey Goodrich Locke, daughter of Mrs. Eben Goodrich, sister-in-law of the artist and sister of the sitter; to E. Irving Locke and Mrs. Andrew H. Ward, her children, and to Eleanor Whidden, her granddaughter; to MFA, 1946, gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward, and Miss Eleanor Whidden.

    Credit Line

    Gift of E. Irving Locke, Mrs. Andrew H. Ward and Miss Eleanor Whidden

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    Dimensions

    6.35 x 5.08 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.707

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on rectangular ivory

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  • George Green

    about 1768–69
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    About 1769, the sitter's wife, Katharine Aspinwall Green (1745-1776), Brookline, Mass.; 1776, descended via her brother through the Aspinwall family to Miss Mary Rozel Trull (born 1875); by descent to her cousin, Philip C. Aspinwall, Southboro, Mass.; 1949, with Charles D. Childs, Boston; 1949, sold by Charles D. Childs to the MFA for $1,750. (Accession Date: March 10, 1949)

    Credit Line

    Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.35 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.81

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on copper

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    Norma and Roger Alfred Saunders Gallery (Gallery 128)

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  • The Bride

    1908
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

    Details

    Dimensions

    13.08 x 8 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1928

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mme. Natalie Berestnieff

    1926
    Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to MFA, 1951, gift of Laura Coombs Hills.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Laura Coombs Hills

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    Dimensions

    12.7 x 10.79 cm (5 x 4 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1929

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Man

    1828
    Elkanah Tisdale (American, 1768–1835 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family in Pine Orchard, Conn.; to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larson, New Haven, CT; to Walter S. Sands, Essex, Conn.; to MFA, 1960, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Margaret C. Wyman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.

    Accession Number

    60.47

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Mrs. Henry Codman (Catherine Willard Amory)

    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended in family of the sitter to Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.89 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.610

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Stephen Codman

    Alvan Clark (American, 1804–1887 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 6.73 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.611

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • John Amory Codman

    Richard Morrell Staigg (American, 1817–1881)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Martha C. Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik); to Maxim Karolik; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.78 x 8 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.612

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Luke Moore; to George D. Moore, his son, 1870; Miss Helen Tyler; to MFA, 1959, bequest of Miss Helen Tyler.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Helen Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 6.98 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.776

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Mrs. Luke Moore (Martha Hill)

    19th century
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Miss Helen Tyler; to MFA, 1959, bequest of Miss Helen Tyler.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Helen Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.16 x 7.62 cm (4 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.775

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • General Knox (copy after Gilbert Stuart)

    Elkanah Tisdale (American, 1768–1835 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; McMurtrie family, Philadelphia; at unknown auction; to Charles Lacey Hamilton, Philadelphia; with Otto Verne, Verne House Antiques, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 1958; to MFA, 1958, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Abbott Lawrence Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    8 x 6.73 cm (3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.722

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    Watercolor on ivory

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  • Portrait of a Sea Captain

    about 1810–20
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; probably William Gray, Salem, Mass.; descended to Eleanor Tudor, his great-granddaughter, Cambridge, Mass.; to MFA, 1958, gift of Mrs. Henry D. Tudor in honor of William Gray of Salem.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Tudor

    Details

    Dimensions

    6.35 x 6.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.1029

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on ivory

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