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The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit

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The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit was painted in Paris in the autumn of 1882, one of a number of portraits of members of the American expatriate community that Sargent made in the French capital in the late 1870s and early 1880s. While the exact circumstances of this commission remain unknown,...

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Inscription

Lower right: John S. Sargent 1882

Provenance

1882, Edward Darley Boit (1840-1915) and his wife, Mary Louisa Cushing Boit (1845-1894), Paris and Boston; 1915, by descent to their daughters, the sitters, Mary Louisa Boit, Florence D. Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Julia Overing Boit; 1919, gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Florence D. Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Julia Overing Boit to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 31, 1919)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit

1882

Dimensions

221.93 x 222.57 cm (87 3/8 x 87 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.124

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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