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Portrait #714
Subject/Title:
White, Mary Anne Holbrook
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:about 1790
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:25 x 29 inches
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:
Condition:

Description:Three-quarter length portrait of a seated woman facing three-quarter right and also gazing in that direction. She is wearing a very low cut white dress and has a dark stole across her shouders and wrapped around her right arm, which is resting on the chair arm and has the hand visible. The sleeve material and the skirt material appear to be different than the bodice and a slightly shinier and darker color. Her dark hair is parted in the middle and curls fall to below her ear--tendrils appear down her neck, visible from her left. There is an outdoor scene behind her left shoulder.
History of Work:Painted in Braintree, Mass. (near Boston)
Notes:This was painted in "Sully manner" but she is not on Sully's list, according to Boston Museum. They suggest an itinerant painter who moved from town to town Maybe these three family portraits were painted at the same time before Caleb died.

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