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Mrs. Henry Bromfield (Margaret Fayerweather)

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Greenwood, one of the first native-born American painters, received his initial training from Bostonian Thomas Johnston, a heraldic painter and engraver. Johnston no doubt introduced Greenwood to the British mezzotints that served most colonial portraitists as patterns for their images. Here,...

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Provenance

The artist; to Bromfield family; to Mrs. I.H.T. Blanchard, Harvard, Mass., 1872, granddaughter of the sitter; Miss Margaret Bromfield Slade, Boston; Mrs. Henry E. Warner, South Lincoln, Mass., 1943; Mrs. Jean-Frederic Wagniere (Margaret Warner), 1955; to MFA, 1962, purchase.

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1749

Dimensions

92.39 x 65.72 cm (36 3/8 x 25 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.173

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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