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Isaac Winslow and His Family

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After John Greenwood and Robert Feke, the next painter to portray Boston’s increasingly wealthy citizens was the British-born Joseph Blackburn. Blackburn, who was probably trained in England, came to Boston in 1755 by way of Bermuda and Newport. He brought with him a rococo palette of pale...

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Lower left: I Blackburn Pint 1755


1755, the sitter, Isaac Winslow (1707-1777), Boston; by 1878, descended to Samuel Winslow, great-grandson of the sitters, Roxbury, Mass.; 1902, by descent to Edward M. Winslow, Boston; 1911, by descent to George Scott Winslow, Boston; by 1939, by descent to Miss Anna Warren Winslow, Newcastle, Me.; 1942, sold by Anna Winslow to the MFA for $5,000. (Accession Date: January 14, 1943)

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A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund



138.43 x 201.29 cm (54 1/2 x 79 1/4 in.)

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Oil on canvas