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Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Cat

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Lower left: Const. Netscher / 1711


Francis Shaw (b. 1855 - d. 1935), Wayland, MA [see note 1]. Joseph Warren (b. about 1877 - d. by 1942), Brookline, MA [see note 2]; to his son, Joseph Warren, Jr. (b. about 1907 - d. by 1958), Boston; by inheritance to his siblings, Howland Warren, Wahunt, MA, Richard Warren, Dedham, MA, and Mary W. Murphy, New York; 1961, gift of Howland Warren, Richard Warren, and Mary W. Murphy to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1961) NOTES: [1] According to labels on the reverse of the painting's stretcher and frame. The reverse of the canvas bears a stamp indicating that the painting was restored at the Copley Gallery, Boston, in 1922, though it does not state who the owner was at that time. [2] The painting was first lent to the MFA from the estate of Joseph Warren in 1942. It was attributed at that time to an unknown artist of the Flemish school.

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Gift of Howland Warren, Richard Warren, and Mary W. Murphy



49.2 x 40 cm (19 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Oil on panel