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Mrs. John Edwards (Abigail Fowle)

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Provenance

The artist; Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards; descended in family; Thomas Carter Smith, the sitter's great-grandson; to Frances Barnard Townsend, his daughter; to Dr. Charles Wendell Townsend, her son, Boston; to MFA, 1924; gift of Dr. Charles Wendell Townsend.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Charles W. Townsend

about 1750–60

Dimensions

118.1 x 90.5 cm (46 1/2 x 35 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.421

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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