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Inscription

inscribed bottom right: B.L. Pratt 1893; in raised letters across top: DAVGHTERS OF FREDERICK AND / ELIZABETH SHATTVCK; in raised letters on right behind sitter: LIZZIE; in raised letters on left behind sitter: CL.AR.A; cold-stamped in cursive text in surface of outer edge below relief after casting: Cast by Lorme & Aubry. / New York.1894.

Provenance

Frederick and Elizabeth Shattuck, Boston; by descent in the family of the sitters. (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York); sold 8 February 1984 to John Goelet, New York; gift 1992 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1907
Sculpture by Bela Lyon Pratt, Saint Botolph Club, Boston, 1907-1908, no. 6, as Daughters of Dr. F.C. Shattuck.
Bibliography
1903
Downes, William Howe. "The Work of Bela Pratt, Sculptor." New England Magazine 27 (February 1903): 764-765.
1907
"Mr. Pratt's Sculptures at the St. Botolph Club." Boston Evening Transcript (13 December 1907): part 2, page 13.
1907
Saint Botolph Club. Exhibition at Saint Botolph Club, Boston: Sculpture by Bela Lyon Pratt. Boston, 1907: no. 6.
1967
Shattuck, George Cheever. Frederick Cheever Shattuck, M.D., 1847-1929: A Memoir by George Cheever Shattuck, M.D.. Boston, 1967: 14, 36.
1990
Fink, Lois Marie. American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons. Washington and Cambridge, 1990: 382.
1996
Galvin, John T. The Gentleman Mr. Shattuck: A Biography of Henry Lee Shattuck, 1879-1971. Boston, 1996: 49.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 435-439, color repro.