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Thomas Lane and His Sister Harriot

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Provenance

About 1792, the Lane family; by 1834, the sitter, Harriot Eleanor Lane, (1776-1860) Camberwell, Surrey; 1860, by descent to her cousin, John Hawkins, Camberwell; by descent to his son, George Grederick Hawkins (1842-1922), London; 1922, by inheritance to his wife, Frances Alice Hawkins (1859-1951), Hartley Wintney, Hampshire; 1951, estate of Mrs. Frances Alice Hawkins; 1951, sold by Curtis and Watson, Hartley Whitney, to Christie's, London. With Leger Galleries, London; 1954, sold by Leger Galleries to Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York; 1954, sold by the Hirschl and Adler Galleries to the MFA for $4,750. (Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1792

Dimensions

120.33 x 149.86 cm (47 3/8 x 59 in.)

Accession Number

54.573

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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