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The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire
Oil on canvas (relined)
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signature and date: upper right: "DeWitt M. Lockman N.A. / 1934"
A native of New York, the subject began his career as a librarian in 1898. In 1917 he became editor of the Society's "Quarterly Bulletin," a post he held until 1936, serving concurrently from 1921 to 1937 as librarian. In the latter year he was named director and also secretary to the board of trustees.
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