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Elizabeth Ross (Mrs. William Tyng)

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About 1766, the Ross family; 1831, by descent to the sitter's niece and adopted daughter, Elizabeth Heddle (Mrs. Timothy) Hilliard (1773-1837), Gorham, Me.; 1837, by descent to her son, William Tyng Hilliard (1806-1881); 1881, by descent to his daughter, Mrs. H.S. Harlow; before 1915, by descent to her daughter, Miss Mabel Harlow, Boston. Before 1937, Herbert Lawton (born 1868), Boston; April 3, 1937, Lawton sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, lot 347. 1938, Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1939, gift of Martha and Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1766

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 7


127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas