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Ellen Day Hale was one of an increasing number of professional women artists who flourished in the United States during the decades following the Civil War. The daughter of the prominent Unitarian minister, writer, and abolitionist Edward Everett Hale, Ellen Hale grew up in a family noted for...

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Inscription

Lower left: E D Hale/85; Reverse: Ellen Hale 5 Park St, Boston Miss Hale Highland St., Rox.

Provenance

1885, the artist, Boston, Rockport, and Brookline, Mass.; 1940, by descent to the artist's sister-in-law, Lilian Westcott (Mrs. Philip) Hale (1880-1963), Dedham, Mass.; 1963, by descent to her daughter, Nancy Hale Bowers, Charlottesville, Va.; 1986, gift of Nancy Hale Bowers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Hale Bowers

1885

Dimensions

72.39 x 99.06 cm (28 1/2 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

1986.645

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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