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Opening of the Wilderness

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Inscription

Lower right: T.P. ROSSITER; Reverse, on original stretcher: Opening of the Wilderness/T.P. Rossiter.

Provenance

The artist; private collection, upper New York State; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York; with Charles D. Childs, Boston, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1943; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

about 1857–59

Dimensions

44.45 x 82.55 cm (17 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.471

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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