About This Artwork

John Singleton Copley
American, 1738–1815

Mrs. Henry Hill (Anna Barrett), c. 1765/70

Pastel on paper mounted on linen
58.4 x 43.2 cm (23 x 17 in.)

Gift of Barrett Wendell, Jr., 1959.511

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Ownership History

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, Boston, from about 1770 to 1828; by descent to Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Augustus Barrett, Boston, 1828 to 1868; (probably to) Sally Dorr Barrett, Boston, 1868 to 1883; by descent to Miss Sarah Dorr Barrett, Boston, 1883 to 1913; estate of Sarah Barrett, 1913 to 1915; Professor and Mrs. Barrett Wendell, Boston, 1915 to 1921; Mrs. Barrett Wendell, 1921 to unknown date; Mr. Barrett Wendell, Boston, by 1959; given by him to the Art Institute, 1959.




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