Anne Pollard at one hundred years of age
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This portrait is a prime example of colonial painting before John Smibert, an academically-trained portrait painter, arrived in Boston in 1729. Little is known of Anne Pollard, but she claimed to have come to Boston with the Winthrop fleet in 1630. She bore thirteen children and, when she died in 1725, left 130 descendants.