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The Frightened Girl

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A native of Massachusetts, Cephas Thompson supported his large family by painting portraits. He opened temporary studios in the cities he visited along the eastern seaboard of the United States and advertised his services in local newspapers. Though he had little or no formal...

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Provenance

The artist; to Julius Thompson, his son; to Charles Frederick Thompson, his son, 1824; Madeleine Thompson Edmonds; to MFA, 1986, gift of Madeline Thompson Edmonds.

Credit Line

Gift of Madeleine Thompson Edmonds

about 1810

Dimensions

76.2 x 63.82 cm (30 x 25 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.397

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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