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Dog's Head of Scotland

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Robert S. Duncanson, like most American landscape painters of his generation, traveled abroad to familiarize himself with the monuments of the classical past and to see Europe’s illustrious art collections. He held the distinction of being the first African American artist known to complete...

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Inscription

Lower right: Duncanson/1870.

Provenance

By 1880, Thomas Jones Barnum (1828-1879), Manchester, Missouri; 1879, by descent to his widow, Agnes (Tumulty) Barnum (d. 1911); by 1910, given by Agnes Barnum to Father Xavier Reker, Taos, Missouri; by 1950, given by Father Reker to Theodore J. Haar, Jr., Jefferson City, Missouri; 1969, by descent to his widow, Mrs. Theo Haar; 1970, sold by Mrs. Theo Haar to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1970)

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

1870

Dimensions

66.67 x 125.09 cm (26 1/4 x 49 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.496

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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