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The Holy Family with the Infant St John the Baptist in the Carpenter Shop

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Augustus Thorndike (b. 1797 - d. 1858), Boston; October 25, 1860, posthumous Thorndike sale, Leonard and Co., Boston, lot 95 [see note 1], sold for $281 to John Adams Blanchard (b. 1807 - d. 1872), Boston [see note 2]; 1912, gift of the heirs of John Adams Blanchard to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 6, 1912) NOTES: [1] Attributed to Carlo Maratti. [2] Information about the transaction is taken from notes in the curatorial file.

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Gift of the heirs of John Adams Blanchard


48.6 x 37.8 cm (19 1/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas