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Allston never tired of creating variations of the classical landscape type developed by artists who worked in Rome in the seventeenth century, such as Claude Lorrain [44.72]. After returning permanently to the United States in 1818, Allston regularly painted such landscapes, which usually...

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Provenance

1819, Henry Pickering (1781-1838), Salem. By 1829, possibly John Doggett (1780-1857), Boston. By 1839, Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890), Boston; by 1881, by descent to his mother, Mary Scollay (Mrs. Jacob) Bigelow 1793-1882), Boston; 1882, by descent to her grandson, WIlliam Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), Boston; 1921, gift of WIlliam Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 7, 1921)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

1819

Dimensions

63.82 x 90.8 cm (25 1/8 x 35 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1429

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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