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Portrait of a Woman

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By 1941, private collection, England and Detroit; sold from the estate of the collector to an antique dealer, Detroit; about 1941, sold by the dealer to Ira S. Parke, Amherst, MA and Pacific Grove, CA [see note 1]; 1961, gift of Ira S. Parke to the MFA. (Accession date: April 12, 1961) NOTES: [1] A letter in the MFA curatorial file from Ira S. Parke to the MFA (January 4, 1961) states that he purchased the painting "about twenty years ago." A note by Mr. Parke (undated; probably 1961) states that the dealer from whom he purchased it said "that it came into his possession in a mass of household goods that he had bought from the Estate of an English woman who had come to live in Detroit."

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Gift of Ira S. Parke

about 1818


22.6 x 21.6 cm (8 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on paperboard