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Hunters Resting

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The marsh was great birding country, filled with geese, ducks, and other game fowl. Heade, a lifelong hunter, turned briefly to the subject in the early 1860s. In this painting, set against the expanse of the autumn marsh near Newbury, Massachusetts, he depicted two hunters with their dogs,...

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Inscription

Lower left: M J Heade-63

Provenance

The artist; auction, Brooklyn, New York; with Victor Spark, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1863

Dimensions

30.48 x 61.28 cm (12 x 24 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1139

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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