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Mrs. John Clarke Howard (Hepzibah Swan)

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Hepzibah Swan was the daughter of Colonel James Swan [27.538] and Hepzibah Clarke Swan [27.539]. Colonel Swan was a member of the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization formed to protest English tax policies; he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill; and he made and lost several fortunes through...

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1808, the sitter, Hepzibah Swan (Mrs. John Clarke) Howard (1777-1833); 1833, by descent to the sitter's daughter, Elizabeth Howard (Mrs. Cyrus A.) Bartol (born 1803), Boston; by 1895, by descent to her daughter, Elizabeth H. Bartol (1842-1927), Boston; 1927, bequest of Elizabeth Howard Bartol to the MFA as part of the Swan Collection. (Accession Date: September 8, 1927)

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Swan Collection. Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howard Bartol



74.29 x 60.01 cm (29 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

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Oil on panel