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Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Basket of Fruit

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Probably after 1852, acquired by Thomas Thompson (b. 1798 - d. 1869), Boston and New York [see note 1]; February 7, 1870, Thompson estate sale, Leeds and Miner, New York, lot 32 [see note 2]. Charles Sumner (b. 1811 - d. 1874), Boston and Washington, DC; 1874, bequeathed by Sumner to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1874) NOTES: [1] Although by 1844 Thompson already had an extensive art collection, an 1852 fire at Tremont Temple, Boston destroyed his collection entirely. He began to build up a new collection in 1852. [2] The painting was attributed at this time to Albert Cuyp, and was titled "Portrait of His Daughter." The reverse of the painting and its frame are stamped "Thompson Collection / New York - 1870 / Geo. P. Rowell." George Presbury Rowell (b. 1838 - d. 1908) of New York was Thompson's brother-in-law and later would serve as the estate executor to his sister, Thompson's widow, Elizabeth Rowell Thompson.

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Bequest of Charles Sumner


72.7 x 59.3 cm (28 5/8 x 23 3/8 in.)

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Oil on panel