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Mrs. William Ware (Mary Waterhouse)

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Gilbert Stuart said of Frothingham: "Except myself, there is no man in the United States [who] can paint a better head." Although largely self-taught, Frothingham absorbed much of Stuart's approach, as seen in the loose brushwork and luminous color of this image. Mary Waterhouse married Reverend...

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The artist; to Mr. and Mrs. William Ware (the sitter and her husband); to Henry Ware, their son; to Mary Elizabeth Ware Thayer, his daughter; to Mrs. Margaret Thayer Lancaster, her daughter; to Malcolm C. Ware; to MFA, 1977, gift of Malcolm C. Ware.

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Gift of Malcolm C. Ware

about 1823


66.04 x 52.7 cm (26 x 20 3/4 in.)

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Oil on panel