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Mrs. Thomas Buchanan Winthrop (1847-1916)
Date: 1892
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 1905.273
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Sarah Helen Townsend was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Austen) Townsend. She married Thomas Buchanan Winthrop (1841-1900), the son the Henry Rogers Winthrop, on June 4, 1872. Her husband was a lawyer, a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and served as a Fellow of Yale University from 1891 until his death. The Winthrops maintained residences in New York and Newport, Rhode Island.


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