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Abraham Tuthill was born on Long Island, New York. His first portraits, painted when he was twenty-two, were awkward and primitive. Determined to improve his technique, Tuthill went first to New York City and then to London, where he acquired some rudimentary skills during a period of study with...

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The artist; Mrs. Fannie Currier; to Nancy Currier, her granddaughter, Chestnut Hill, Mass., about 1959-1961; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1961; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

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Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1815


122.4 x 91.5 cm (48 3/16 x 36 in.)

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Oil on canvas