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In the decades following the American Revolution, scenes of daily life were rare. History painting and portraiture dominated artistic practice, as military victories, political heroes, and memorials to nationbuilding were the focus of both public and private commissions. With his images of rural...

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Reverse: A. Fisher./To the care of H. Hovey + Co./Boston


1829, sold by the artist to Josiah Putnam Bradlee (1783-1838), Boston for $100. With Brodney Art Gallery, Boston. With Gustav Klimann, Boston. 1956, with Vose Galleries, Boston; 1957, sold by Vose Galleries to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1962, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 14, 1962)

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

about 1828


70.8 x 62.23 cm (27 7/8 x 24 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel