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A Yellowstone Geyser

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Grafton Tyler Brown was the first professional African American artist to work on the West Coast of the United States and one of the few black painters, along with Robert S. Duncanson [1970.496] and Edward Mitchell Bannister [2011.1820] to achieve any degree of popular success in the nineteenth...

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By 2009, private collection, Oregon; August 3, 2009, California and American Paintings and Sculpture Sale #17326, Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, lot 13, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 16, 2009)

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Emily L. Ainsley Fund and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

American, 1887


Height x width: 28 x 11 in. (71.1 x 27.9 cm)

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Oil on canvas