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Little Miss Hone

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Samuel F. B. Morse was an artist before he became an inventor. Shortly after graduating from Yale College, Morse went to England for four years of study. During the late eighteenth century in Great Britain, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and others had painted numerous pictures of...

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1824, father of the sitter, Isaac Hone, New York. By 1928, John F. Braun, Merion, Pa. By 1932, Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist (first Mrs. Edward Bok, later Mrs. Efrem Zimbalist, 1876-1970), Philadelphia. 1944, sold by John Levy Galleries, New York to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1948, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

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Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865



76.52 x 63.82 cm (30 1/8 x 25 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas mounted on plywood