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Captain Peter Simon

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Bust-length portrait of male sitter, with dark hair, dark coat with yellow lining (?), white shirt and collar, against a brownish background.


The artist; probably Capt. Peter Simon (d. about 1767) or his son Peter Simon, Newport; to Hannah Simon (Mrs. Joseph) Bowen, Gloucester, Rhode Island, the daughter and sister of the aforesaid Peter Simons; through direct descent in the family to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collyer Bowen; to Mary Bowen Polk, their daughter, 1961; to MFA, 2000, gift of Mary Bowen Polk.

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Gift of Mary Bowen Polk in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collyer Bowen

early 19th century

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Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite