Susan Apthorp (Mrs. Thomas Bulfinch)

1757
Joseph Blackburn (American (born in England), active in North America 1753–1763)


Dimensions

127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

Accession Number

45.517

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

On View

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Center left, on plinth: I. Blackburn Pinxit 1757

Provenance

1757, the Apthorp family; by descent to the daughter of the sitter, Elizabeth Bulfinch (Mrs. Joseph) Coolidge (1777-1837); 1837, by descent to her daughter, Elizabeth Boyer Coolidge (Mrs. Tasker Hazard) Swett (1797-1880); 1880, by descent to her son Joseph Coolidge Swett (1829-1887); 1887, by descent to his son, John Templeman Coolidge (1856-1945), Boston; 1945, gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Templeton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 14, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge