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Dollarfish and Sheepshead

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In the decades before the American Civil War, still lifes of fish and game could be found in many of the finer homes of Charleston, South Carolina, where hunting and fishing were popular pastimes among wealthy gentleman. Such paintings announced the owner's prosperity and his prowess as a...

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Inscription

Lower left: WAW 1860. [WAW in monogram]

Provenance

The artist; sold at auction, Bedford Village, New York; with Arnold Seligmann, Rey, & Co., New York, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1943; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

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

1860

Dimensions

61.59 x 51.12 cm (24 1/4 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.485

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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