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Reverend Jonas Coe

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Ammi Phillips, an itinerant and self-trained artist, served a prosperous middle-class clientele in New York State and northwestern Connecticut. Reverend Coe, for nearly thirty years the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, New York, was an important patron. This is one of...

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Provenance

About 1820, the Rev. Jonas Coe (c. 1759-1822), Troy, New York; descended in the family to his great-granddaughter. With Childs Gallery, Boston. By the 1930s, Bertram K. (1899-1993) and Nina Fletcher (1903-1993) Little, Brookline, Mass.; January 1994, with Sotheby's, New York, not sold; November 1,1997, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, NH, lot 526, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 19, 1997)

Credit Line

M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

about 1820

Dimensions

122.17 x 97.15 cm (48 1/8 x 38 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.195

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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