Mary Sears (later Mrs. Francis Shaw)  1878

by Léon Bonnat

The Sears and Shaw families were very prominent in the Boston area and were important patrons of the Museum of Fine Arts. Painted in Paris in 1878, this portrait was shown at the Paris Salon the following year. Bonnat was internationally acclaimed for his portraits, and he considered this to be one of his best. [br] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Gift of Miss Clara Endicott...
126.4 x 75 cm (49 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston