User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Young Woman with a Love Letter

Start collecting

After a painting by Jean-Baptiste Santerre, whereabouts unknown. There are many other versions of this painting.


1912, Balletta collection Paris; May 8-11, 1912, Balletta sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 65. 1912 (?), Charles Hour, Paris; 1912 (?), sold by Hour to Delia Spencer Field; by 1945, from Delia Spencer Field to her niece, Catherine Spencer (Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge), Indianapolis, IN and Beverly Farms, MA; 1947, gift of Mrs. Beveridge. (Accession Date: March 13, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field


86.7 x 62.6 cm (34 1/8 x 24 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas