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Dorothy Quincy

Dorothy Quincy Portrait, oil on canvas
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[ This description is from the project: MHS Collecting History ]

Lips that lover has never kissed;
Taper fingers and slender wrist;
Hanging sleeves of stiff brocade;
So they painted the little maid.

Physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes was so taken with this portrait of his great-grandmother as a "young girl in antique costume, which made her look at first sight almost like a grown woman," that he wrote a poem dedicated to it, "Dorothy Q: A Family Portrait."


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