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Margaret Gilmore

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Erastus Salisbury Field is one of America's best known and most admired folk painters. At the end of his life, an article appeared in a newspaper from central Massachusetts, where he lived, praising his portraits. The account indicated that they were as "nearly correct as can well be made in...

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The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliker, Shelton, Conn., until about 1949; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Racz, about 1955; with Israel Sack, New York; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1960; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

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Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1845


137.48 x 86.68 cm (54 1/8 x 34 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas