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Although she is best known for her oil portraits, Polly Thayer also painted landscapes and still lifes, and she worked in other media, including watercolor, pastel, and lithography. Born to a wealthy Boston family, she was once described as "one of the Back Bay's foremost society girls." She...

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Signed

Signed upper right: "Polly Thayer '36"

Provenance

The artist, with Vose Galleries, 2001; to MFA, 2007, purchase.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Bequest of Mrs. George Oliver Wales, Gift of Clara C. Lyman in memory of Charles Boden Green, Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund, and Gift of Mrs. Walter R. Eaton

Copyright

© Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust

1936

Dimensions

53.3 x 63.5 cm (21 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

2007.255

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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