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Mrs. James Warren (Mercy Otis)

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When Copley painted Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814), at the age of about thirty-six or thirty-seven, she was a Plymouth, Massachusetts, housewife and mother of three sons (two more were to be born between 1764 and 1766); she would later make her name as one of the first chroniclers of the...

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About 1763 the sitter, Mercy otis Warren (1728-1814). By 1873, descended in the Warren family to the great-grandson of the sitter, Winslow Warren, Dedham, Mass.; 1931, bequest of Winslow Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 16, 1931)

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Bequest of Winslow Warren

about 1763


126.05 x 100.33 cm (49 5/8 x 39 1/2 in.)

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Oil on canvas