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Harvesting on the Roman Campagna

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Chapman painted Harvesting on the Roman Campagna midway through his thirty-four-year stay in Italy, where he retired with the proceeds from his highly popular instruction manual, The American Drawing Book (1847). The artist settled in Rome in 1850, eventually becoming the unofficial dean of the...

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Inscription

Lower left, on wheelbarrow: JGC/Roma 1867 [JGC in monogram]

Provenance

1867, commissioned by Robert O. Fuller (1830-1903), Cambridge, Mass.; descended in the family; 1972, with Childs Gallery, Boston; 1972, sold by Childs Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

1867

Dimensions

73.02 x 182.24 cm (28 3/4 x 71 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.982

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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