Portrait of a Young Woman
- Mather Brown (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1761–1831 London)
- Oil on canvas
- 50 x 40 1/4 in. (127 x 102.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Caroline Newhouse, 1965
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Mather Brown was born in Boston, son of a clockmaker and descendent of several famous New England divines, including Cotton Mather and Increase Mather. After working as an itinerant portraitist in New England, Brown went to London in 1780 to study with Benjamin West. He became a fashionable portraitist in various provincial English cities. The stylishly dressed young girl looks up from her music at the piano, which bears the 1797 label of the London firm of Kirkman.