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Seal Rocks, Farallons

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Inscription

Lower left: ABierstadt [AB in monogram]; Reverse, before mounting: Seal Farralone Is Pacific 1872

Provenance

The artist, until his death in 1902; with Rholfs, Brooklyn; George Good, Brooklyn, around 1913; to Mrs. George Good; with Miss Frances Tarbox, New York, 1945; with John Mitchell, New York, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C.(Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

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

1872

Dimensions

34.92 x 49.53 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1254

Medium or Technique

Oil on paper mounted on paperboard

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