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Catharine Wheeler Hardy and Her Daughter

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Trained in Boston and New York, Jeremiah Hardy opened a studio in Bangor, Maine, in 1826. Bangor was the lumber capital of the United States in the 1830s and had many prosperous citizens who bought Hardy's paintings. He soon became wealthy enough to purchase land on the Penobscot River, which...

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The artist; descended in family to Miss Charlotte W. Hardy, Brewer, Me. (great-niece of the artist); with Victor Spark, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik.

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Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1845


74.29 x 91.76 cm (29 1/4 x 36 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas