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The portraits of the Lacey family were passed down through the generations in the family home in Scottsville, New York, until 1932, when they were presented on the occasion of a marriage and moved to a new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1978, the generous owners donated the group of family heirlooms to the Memorial Art Gallery, to be enjoyed by its many visitors. [Excerpted from gallery label text, 2006] M. W. Hopkins American, 1789 - 1844 Ann Gennett Pixley Lacey (1809 - 1841) ca. 1835 - 1836 Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Dunn in memory of Ruth Hanford Munn and James Buell Munn, 78.187 Ann Gennett was born in Kirkland, New York, and her family later moved to nearby Chili. Around 1830, she married Allen Tobias Lacey, son of a neighboring farmer and political associate of her father. She was the mother of Pierrepont and Eliza, whose portraits hang nearby. In the painting, she is shown holding a small book, a popular motif that suggests literacy and a certain level of affluence. Ann Lacey died of cancer at the age of 32 and she is buried in the Fellows Cemetery in Chili. Shortly thereafter, Allen Lacey remarried, and in 1847, the family moved west to farm in Marshall, Michigan. {Excerpted from gallery label text, Oct. 2011, Colleen Piccone, Curatorial} The Lacey family, whose portraits are on view nearby, lived in this home at 9 Scottsville-Chili Road in Scottsville, New York in the 1830s, where it is believed their portraits were painted and first hung. Two children in this 1890s photograph were relatives of the Lacey family. The girl on the far left was Ruth Hanford (Munn), in whose memory the portraits were given to the Memorial Art Gallery. The paintings were passed down through the generations in this family home until 1932, when they were presented on the occasion of a marriage and moved to a new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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Hopkins", "Sort_Artist" : "Hopkins, Milton W.", "Disp_Dimen" : "30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "M. W. Hopkins American, 1789 - 1844 Eliza Pixley Lacey (1834 - 1839) ca. 1835 - 36 Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Dunn in memory of Ruth Hanford Munn and James Buell Munn, 78.188 M.W. Hopkins painted several portraits of young girls holding flower baskets. Eliza was painted when she was about two, and may have been Hopkins’ youngest and most endearing sitter. Portrait painting was not Hopkins’ sole occupation; he was also a farmer and ornamental painter who decorated carriages and signs. Eliza was only five when she died. She is buried in Fellows Cemetery in Chili along with her mother, Ann, whose portrait hangs nearby. {Excerpted from gallery label text, Oct. 2011, Colleen Piccone, Curatorial} The Lacey family, whose portraits are on view nearby, lived in this home at 9 Scottsville-Chili Road in Scottsville, New York in the 1830s, where it is believed their portraits were painted and first hung. Two children in this 1890s photograph were relatives of the Lacey family. The girl on the far left was Ruth Hanford (Munn), in whose memory the portraits were given to the Memorial Art Gallery. The paintings were passed down through the generations in this family home until 1932, when they were presented on the occasion of a marriage and moved to a new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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Hopkins", "Sort_Artist" : "Hopkins, Milton W.", "Disp_Dimen" : "42 x 30 1/8 in. (106.7 x 76.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "42 in.", "Disp_Width" : "30 1/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Lacey family lived and farmed in Scottsville, New York, a small village south of Rochester on the Oatka Creek. Like many families of means, they used the services of a local artist to have their likenesses painted, since photography as we know it did not exist. For many years, this artist was thought to be Noah North, but recent scholarship points to Milton Hopkins, with whom North probably apprenticed. Painting was not Hopkins' sole occupation. As well, he farmed and was a carriage and sign painter, and was involved in anti-Masonic, abolitionist, and temperance politics. Pierrepont Lacey was born in 1832, and like many little boys, he probably was not comfortable posing for a painting in his best clothes. The family dog, Gun, most likely didn't stand still for long, either, so it may have been quite a challenge for the artist to capture the likenesses of boy and dog. When Pierrepont was fifteen, his family moved to Marshall, Michigan. He grew up, married, and was the father of one son. Milton Hopkins moved to Ohio shortly after this portrait was painted, where he continued to paint portraits and work for the Underground Railroad. [Gallery label text, 2000] Like many young boys, Pierrepont Lacey was probably not comfortable posing for a painting dressed in his best suit and red shoes. Gun, the family dog, was most likely a restless subject for the artist to capture, as well. There are six known portraits by Hopkins showing children dressed in their finest clothes, often accompanied by their dogs. All of the children’s parents were connected to the artist through their activities in anti-Masonic, abolitionist, and temperance politics. MAG’s nearly full-size portrait is one of the most engaging likenesses done by Hopkins and has become an American folk art icon. [Excerpted from gallery label text, Oct. 2011, Colleen Piccone, Curatorial] The Lacey family, whose portraits are on view nearby, lived in this home at 9 Scottsville-Chili Road in Scottsville, New York in the 1830s, where it is believed their portraits were painted and first hung. Two children in this 1890s photograph were relatives of the Lacey family. The girl on the far left was Ruth Hanford (Munn), in whose memory the portraits were given to the Memorial Art Gallery. The paintings were passed down through the generations in this family home until 1932, when they were presented on the occasion of a marriage and moved to a new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1978, the generous owners donated the group of family heirlooms to the Memorial Art Gallery, to be enjoyed by its many visitors. 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