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Major Thomas Savage

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The coat of arms in the upper right of the painting identifies the subject as Major Thomas Savage. Identical to the arms on his tomb slab at the King’s Chapel Burying Ground, the armorial device belongs to the Savages of Rock Savage and Clifton, Cheshire, England. It consists of six sable...

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Center right: AEtat 73'/Ano 1679


Descended in the family of the sitter to Henry Lee Shattuck (1879-1971), Brookline, Mass.; 1971, by inheritance to his sister-in-law, Virginia C. Shattuck (Mrs. George C. Shattuck), Brookline, Mass., residuary legatee under the will of Henry Lee Shattuck; 1983, bequest of Henry Lee Shattuck to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

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Bequest of Henry Lee Shattuck in memory of the late Morris Gray



106.68 x 93.98 cm (42 x 37 in.)

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Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite