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Gloucester from Brookbank

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Lane painted this view from Brookbank, Samuel E. Sawyer's estate on the western shore of Gloucester's outer harbor. Sawyer, a merchant, was one of Gloucester's greatest benefactors, who funded, among other things, the city's public library. While the painting surveys his property, it also shows...

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Inscription

Lower left, on rock: F H Lane/1848

Provenance

1848, the artist. Annette Parsons (Mrs. John LeFavour) Stanley (1849-1918), Gloucester. By 1938, Mrs. Louise S. Campbell, Montclair, New Jersey; 1943, with Charles D. Childs, Boston; 1943, sold by Charles D. Childs to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1948, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

Credit Line

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

1848

Dimensions

50.8 x 76.52 cm (20 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.444

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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