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Anne Vansittart, Lady Palk

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About 1761 Anne Vansittart, Lady Palk [see note 1]; By 19th century, by inheritance to the Palk family, Barons Haldon; By About 1891, by inheritance to Lord Lawrence Hesketh Palk, 2nd Baron Haldon, Haldon House, Devon, England [see note 2]; About 1891, Hon. Edward Arthur Palk, Testwood House, Totton, Hampshire, England [see note 3]; 1895, sold by Palk to Lawrie and Co., London; 1895, sold by Lawrie to Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, Paris and New York; 1895, sold by Arthur Tooth and Sons to the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: March 1, 1895) NOTES: [1] Original commission, wife of Robert Palk (d. 1773) [2] Lord Haldon went bankrupt About 1891 and divided the family portraits up among the less penurious members of the family (d. 1903). [3] Possible gift of Lord Haldon, his brother.

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund


76.8 x 65.1 cm (30 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas