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Mrs. Joseph Barrell (Hannah Fitch)

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Provenance

About 1771, the Barrell family; about 1804, by descent to the daughter of the sitter, Hannah Barrell (Mrs. Benjamin) Joy (1773-1842); 1842, by descent to her daughter, Hannah Joy (Mrs. Daniel) Austin (1833-1861); 1861, to descent to her husband, Daniel Austin, Kittery, Maine; by descent to his nephew, Charles Henry Joy (1844-1892); 1892, by descent to his wife, Marie Louise Mudge Joy, Boston; 1939, by descent to her son, Benjamin Joy, Boston; 1952, gift of Benjamin Joy to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin Joy

about 1771

Dimensions

60.64 x 45.72 cm (23 7/8 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

52.1472

Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper mounted on canvas

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pastels