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Joseph Moore and His Family

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In 1839, after a brief period of artistic training under Samuel F. B. Morse [48.455] in New York and more than a decade working successfully in the Connecticut River Valley as a portrait painter, Erastus Salisbury Field returned to Ware, Massachusetts, to live with his in-laws. Across the street...

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By 1928, descended in family of the sitters to a great-granddaughter of Joseph Moore, Helen E. Farrar (born 1890), Sherborn, Mass.; 1957, sold by Helen E. Farrar to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1958, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1958)

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Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1839


209.23 x 237.17 cm (82 3/8 x 93 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas