Shelburne Museum Reunites Portraits of Mr & Mrs Scollay

February 12 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Shelburne Museum in Vermont have reunited a pair of portraits of Mr & Mrs John Scollay by John Singleton Copley. The reunion was made possible by the acquisition of Mrs Scollay's (Mercy Greenleaf) portrait by the museum. Scollay was a a Chairman of the Boston Board of Selectmen and member of the Sons of Liberty, and commissioned both portraits from Copley in the 1760s. The portrait had been acquired from Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, who purchased the work for her own collection in 1959.

The museum's director Tom Denenberg will be giving a Zoom presentation on the acquisition on Wednesday 17th February 2021.

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