See Jonathan L. Fairbanks, “Portrait Painting in Seventeenth-Century Boston: Its History, Methods and Materials,” New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), pp. 415-79 for a detailed analysis of related paintings.
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