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In the mid-nineteenth century, folk painting, the problematic term commonly used to denote works by unschooled or little-trained professionals, found a committed clientele in the lower- to upper-middle classes - tradesmen, merchants, doctors, and lawyers eager to decorate their houses with...

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Provenance

The artist; with Victor Spark, New York, 1947; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1947; to MFA, 1948, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

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

about 1855

Dimensions

56.2 x 69.53 cm (22 1/8 x 27 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.410

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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