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A Pic Nick in the Woods of New England

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Between 1830 and 1880, more than fifty-eight American paintings were exhibited with the word “picnic” in their titles, attesting to the popularity of this outdoor activity and to its portrayal by artists in the United States. [1]Picnicking was a celebration of nature intensified by the...

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About 1855, the artist; 1940s, private collection, Red Bank, N.J.; 1942, purchased by Victor Spark, New York; 1946, with John Mitchell, New York; 1946, to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1946, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1946)

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

A Pic Nick

A "Pic Nick," Camden, Maine

about 1855


103.82 x 157.48 cm (40 7/8 x 62 in.)

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Oil on canvas