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Called "the American Claude, the Yankee Turner and the Bostonian Rubens," by the New York Times, Brown was celebrated for his use of color and light. He trained as a printmaker in his native Boston, and went abroad early in the 1830s to study painting and to copy Old Masters. He spent the...

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Lower left: George L Brown


The artist; art market, Boston; with Macbeth Galleries, New York, 1936; with Grace Horne Galleries, Boston, 1939; with Victor Spark, New York, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

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

1869 or after


44.77 x 76.2 cm (17 5/8 x 30 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas