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Niagara Falls from Table Rock

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The great falls at Niagara captivated and challenged numerous American and British landscape painters during the nineteenth century. Samuel Finley Breese Morse portrayed the now much-eroded Table Rock on the Canadian side of the falls, describing the varied hues of the water, the spectacular...

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Inscription

Reverse, before relining: To Nath. Jocelyn./Sam. F.B. Morse.—/New Haven—1835

Provenance

1835, given by the artist to Nathaniel Jocelyn (1796-1881), New Haven, Conn. Private collection, Baltimore. By 1944, with John Levy Galleries, New York; 1945, sold by John Levy Galleries 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

1835

Dimensions

60.96 x 76.2 cm (24 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

48.456

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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