Mary Sears (later Mrs. Francis Shaw)
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The Sears and Shaw families were very prominent in the Boston area and were important patrons of the Museum of Fine Arts. Painted in Paris in 1878, this portrait was shown at the Paris Salon the following year. Bonnat was internationally acclaimed for his portraits, and he considered this to be one of his best. According to information provided by the donor, Clara Endicott Sears (sister of the sitter), this portrait was painted in Bonnat's studio in Paris. Notes in the curatorial file indicate that it was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1879 (no. 341, as "Miss M. S.").
Owner/Location: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston  (United States - Boston)
Dates: 1878
Artist age:Approximately 45 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 126 cm (49.61 in.), Width: 75 cm (29.53 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Opusnight on 05 September 2012.
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