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Acquired either by Stephen Higginson Perkins (b. 1804 - d. 1877) or his daughter, Elizabeth Perkins, Boston [see note 1]; by descent within the family to Sarah Cabot (Mrs. William Ellery) Sedgwick (b. 1904 - d. 1994), Boston; 1968, gift of Mrs. W. Ellery Sedgwick to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1968) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Mrs. Sedgwick to the MFA (July 23, 1973) the painting was purchased either by her great-grandfather Perkins or his daughter, Miss Elizabeth Perkins.

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Gift of Mrs. W. Ellery Sedgwick in memory of Miss Elizabeth Perkins


67.3 x 30.2 cm (26 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.)

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Oil on panel