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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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Lead seal; stamped dolphin on front and number on back.
stamped: back: "16"
According to an attached label, this fragment was found at Maspeth in Queens, New York City. The label gave a date of July, 1929, but did not say whether the object was found on that date, or donated to the Society on that date.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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