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Bishop Jean-Louis Anne Magdelaine Lefebvre de Cheverus

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Stuart painted this portrait of the popular French-born bishop in Boston shortly before the clergyman was recalled to his homeland in the fall of 1823. Cheverus had arrived in America in 1796 from England after having fled France in 1792 as revolution and anticlerical sentiment swept the...

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Provenance

1823, commissioned by Mary Babcock (Mrs. John) Gore, later Mrs. Joseph Russell, Boston; 1836, by descent to her daughter, Louisa Gore (Mrs. Horatio) Greenough, Boston; 1892, by descent to her daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Gore Greenough Hervoches du Quilliou, La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland; 1921, bequest of Mrs. Charlotte Gore Greenough Hervoches du Quilliou to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1921)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Charlotte Gore Greenough Hervoches du Quilliou

1823

Dimensions

92.07 x 72.39 cm (36 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.9

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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