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The Confessional

The Confessional
The Confessional
ca. 1845-1850
Oil on linen
Overall: 35 x 28 in. ( 88.9 x 71.1 cm ) frame: 42 x 35 x 3 in. (42 x 35 x 3 in.)
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Object Number 
White, Richard Grant, Companion to the Bryan Gallery of Christian Art, New York: Baker, Godwin & Co., 1853, p. 125. Pennington, Estill Curtis, William Edward West 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter, Washington: National Portrait Gallery, 1985, pp. 128-9. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 265.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group