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Mrs. William Dudley (Elizabeth Davenport)

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Smibert had been in the colonies only a few months when the Dudleys commissioned him to paint these portraits in the latest continental style. Such portraits were great luxuries, indicating the Dudley's wealth, ambition, and desire to stay abreast of European trends. The rich, skillfully...

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Provenance

The artist; Mrs. Arthur Bell, Boston, by 1950; Mrs. J. Brooks Fenno, Chestnut Hill, Mass., collateral descendent of the sitter; to MFA, 1979, gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brooks Fenno.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brooks Fenno

1729

Dimensions

91.76 x 71.44 cm (36 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.769

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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