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Dismissal of School on an October Afternoon

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Henry Inman was the leading portrait painter in New York City from the 1820s until his death. As a friend of such literary figures as James Fenimore Cooper and a founding member of the National Academy of Design, the most important mid-century artistic organization in the country, he played a...

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Lower left, on rock: Inman./1845.


The artist; William P. Jones, 1846; James Lenox, New York; to Lenox Library, 1870; to Lenox Foundation, New York Public Library, 1895; sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 14-16, no. 192, 1943; with Victor Spark, New York, 1943;to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1943l; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C.(Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

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Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865



66.04 x 90.8 cm (26 x 35 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas