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A Roman Lady, ca. 1831
Washington Allston

Oil on canvas, Image H: 30.125 in, Image W: 25 in, Frame H: 42 in, Frame W: 37 in
Purchase 1965 Membership Endowment Fund  65.35
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum Catalogue Included in Edgar Richardson's catalog and biography of Washington Allston, #136. " A Roman Lady" was the title throughout the 19th century; Childs Gallery assinged the title, "A Roman Lady Reading."
back of frame: u.l. printed and handwritten paper label, partially torn "MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS / Artist Washington Allston / RL / Owner Mrs. J. Elliot Cabot / Clide [xxx-illegible] Brookline / Date of [xxx-illegible] Dec [ripped] 1884-"; u.l. paper gum label "MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS / 144 Boston, Mass."; u.c. masking tape label, red ink "NEWARK, ALLSTON / ROMAN PORTRAIT"; u.r. gum label, handwritten in black ink "Hirschl and / Adler Gallery / TR.40/ 2/16/65"; u.r. printed gum label "7562D"; u.r. printed gum label "4167"; on file? l.l. "Boston [---] naeum. / Roman Lady / Reading / Allston / Mrs Parkinan [?]" (label torn)

Provenance: E. Dwight, Boston, Massachusetts (1831 - c. 1850); Charles H. Mills, Boston, Massachusetts (1856); Mrs. J. Eliot Cbot, Brookline, Massachusetts (1881-1884); Hugh Cabot, Boston, Massachusetts (1948); with Victor Spark, New York, New York; with Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
Exhibition History:
"Aspects of a Collection: 18th-19th Century American Paintings from the Newark Musuem," M. Knoedler & co. [benefit for the Newark Museum], New York, New York

Keywords: Portrait, Painting