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The Lincoln Children

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Many folk artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth century were women (though few of their names have come down to us), who created objects for domestic use-for instance, quilts, embroidered pictures, and watercolor memorials. Susan Waters, however, is unusual for having painted portraits for a...

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Provenance

The artist; descended in family of Dr. Otis Lincoln, father of the sitters, to Mrs. E. Norman Merithew; with Mapes Auctions, Vestal, NY, 1981; with Peter Tillou Galleries, Litchfield, Conn., 1981; to MFA, 1981, purchase.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, by exchange

1845

Dimensions

114.93 x 127.63 cm (45 1/4 x 50 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.438

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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