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Helen Sears

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Helen Sears was one of two portraits Sargent completed in 1895 when he traveled to Boston to install his first murals at the Boston Public Library. Six-year-old Helen was the daughter of Sargent’s friend Sarah Choate Sears, an accomplished photographer, painter, and art patron. Sargent’s...

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Inscription

Upper right: John S. Sargent 1895

Provenance

1895, mother of sitter, Sara Choate (Mrs. Montgomery) Sears, Boston; 1935, by descent to the sitter, Helen Sears (Mrs. J. D. Cameron) Bradley, Southboro, Mass.; 1955, gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley

1895

Dimensions

167.3 x 91.4 cm (65 7/8 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

55.1116

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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