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Abigael Bromfield Rogers (Mrs. Daniel Denison Rogers) (1753-1791)

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American (Boston, MA 1738 - 1815 London, England)
Abigael Bromfield Rogers (Mrs. Daniel Denison Rogers) (1753-1791), c. 1784
Painting
American
,
18th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)
frame: 150.5 x 125.1 x 8.9 cm (59 1/4 x 49 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Paul C. Cabot, Treasurer of Harvard University, 1948-1965 and Mrs. Cabot
, 1977.179
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
Abigail Bromfield Rogers; to her son Henry B. Rogers, Boston, MA; by descent through family to Mrs. W. C. Cabot; to Miss A. P. Rogers, 1915; to a relative, Henry B. Cabot, to his wife, Mrs. Henry B. Cabot, by 1938; to relatives Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Cabot; their gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
Bibliography
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Augustus Thorndyke Perkins, A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley, J. R. Osgood & and Company (Boston, MA, 1873), pp. 99-100

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Frank William Bayley, The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley: Founded on the Work of Augustus Thorndike Perkins, The Taylor Press (Boston, MA, 1915), p. 209 (as Mrs. Abigail Rogers)

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Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 11, cat. 51

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Erica E. Hirshler, "Copley in Miniature", John Singleton Copley in America, ed. Carrie Rebora Barratt, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1995-1996), pp. 117-126, p. 124

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Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 151-152, cat. 94, ill.

Exhibition History
Unidentified Exhibition, Boston Athenaeum, 1828, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, 01/01/1828 - 12/31/1828
John Singleton Copley 1737-1815, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 02/01/1938 - 03/15/1938, 66
Old and New England, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 01/19/1945 - 02/19/1945, 22
John Singleton Copley, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 09/18/1965 - 10/31/1965, 81; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 11/20/1965 - 01/02/1966, 81; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/22/1966 - 03/06/1966, 81
Copley, Stuart and West in America and England, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/17/1976 - 11/07/1976, 18
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994, 51
John Singleton Copley in England, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10/11/1995 - 01/07/1996, 16; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 02/04/1996 - 04/28/1996, 16
Process and Paradox: The Historical Pictures of John Singleton Copley, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/08/2004 - 08/29/2004