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Portrait of Mary Fitch Cabot (1724-1756)

1991.516 (RS20761)

Description

Rectangular format, showing Mary Fitch Cabot, 3/4 length, sitting facing right. Behind her is a brown background and leafy trees to the left. Her brown hair is in curls at the back of her long neck. She has brown eyes and wears a silvery dress with a blue scarf over her right arm, holding a book in her lap. The black frame is gilded on the inner lip.

Details

Maker
Greenwood, John, 1727-1792 (Artist)
Date
1745-1752
Inscriptions
Painted on the back of the old relining is: Mary (Fitch) Cabot; 1st wife of Francis Cabot (Mother of Susanna, wife of Judge John Lowell.) There are two identical labels on the cardboard backing reverse and upper center frame reverse, in typed red print. They are for the Vose Galleries and list catalog information. There is also on the upper stretcher reverse, visible behind the cardboard backing, on a white faded sticker in black print. It is a loan sticker from the Fogg Art Museum, #12663.2. Another same sticker is also visible, but with the #1266.3.2. In the upper left of the back in pencil is: 171 Marlboro . Below it in pencil is: 7502 . There is a faded loan sticker for the Addison Gallery on the upper left back.] In the upper right back incised into the wood is: Greenwood . In pencil is: 22539/36x28 .
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
People and organizations
Cabot, Mary Fitch, 1724-1756
Dimensions
36 x 28 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.516
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2490

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