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Gloucester, Massachusetts, native Fitz Henry Lane was at the height of his career by 1850, when he executed this grand and tranquil scene of the bustling port of Boston. From the vantage of a hill in East Boston, a perspective popularized in printed views of the city, Lane suggests topographical...

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Probably Amanda Hill (Mrs. Charles M.) Peirce (1836-1922), New Bedford, Mass.; by descent to her daughter, Annie Pierce (Mrs. Willis E.) Lougee (born 1861), New Bedford; by descent to her daughter, Grace Howland (Mrs. Moses M.) Sargeant (1881-1965), New Bedford; about 1960, by descent to her daughter, Anne Sargeant (Mrs. Thomas W.) Farnsworth, Jr., New Bedford; 1966, sold by Anne Sargeant Farnsworth to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 17, 1966)

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M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865, by exchange

about 1850–55


66.04 x 106.68 cm (26 x 42 in.)

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Oil on canvas