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Mrs. Francis Sedgwick Watson (1860-1917)
Date: 1898
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 1905.257
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Marks: inscription: on cardboard backing: "Carl and Fredrika Weidner Pinxt/N.Y. 1898/Mrs. F.S. Watson/of Boston."

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Mary L. Perkins (ca. 1866-1917) was the daughter of Thomas Handasyd Perkins, merchant, philanthropist, and railroad pioneer of Boston. In 1886 she was married to Francis Sedgwick Watson, a noted Boston urologist.


"Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America," New-York Historical Society, September 27, 2013–March 09, 2014; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 26–April 17, 2016; Driehaus Museum, Chicago, IL, September 8, 2018–January 6, 2019.