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Olivia Buckminster Lothrop (Mrs. Lewis William Tappan, Jr.)

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William Morris Hunt was mid-nineteenth century Boston's leading painter, highly admired for his work, his teaching, and the astute advice about purchases he gave to the city's collectors. He was born in Vermont, attended Harvard University, and joined his family on an extended trip to Europe in...

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Provenance

The artist; Lothrop family; descended to Olivia Buckminster Tappan (Mrs. Ellerton) James, daughter of the sitter; to MFA, 1927, gift of Mrs. Ellerton James.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ellerton James

mid–1860s

Dimensions

158.8 x 84.5 cm (62 1/2 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.457

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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