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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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The subject was a merchant in New York; he maintained a shop on Broadway where he dealt in gentlemen's furnishings and shawls. For some years his home was at 248 West 39th Street; in the 1870s he moved to New Jersey.
Gift of the Estate of Anita Seymour
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