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Isaac Winslow

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Robert Feke proved to be the most talented native-born North American painter prior to John Singleton Copley. He was also a major influence on Copley himself, who would become the greatest North American artist of the colonial period. Feke was born in about 1707 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New...

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About 1748, the sitter, Isaac Winslow (1707-1777), Boston; descended to Elizabeth Winslow Pickering (1787-1866), great-niece of the sitter; 1873, by descent to her son, Arthur Pickering, Roxbury, Mass.; by inheritance to his daughter, Susan Howard Pickering, Boston and York Harbor, Me.; 1936, to Russell Wiles, Chicago, great, great, great grandson of the sitter; 1942, gift of Russell Wiles to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1942)

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Gift in memory of the sitter's granddaughter (Mary Russell Winslow Bradford 1793-1899) by her great grandson, Russell Wiles

about 1748


127 x 101.92 cm (50 x 40 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas




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