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Fire Scene

Fire Scene
Fire Scene
Fire Scene
Oil on board
Overall: 22 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. ( 57.2 x 41.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Object Number 
Signature: LRC : "Ricd. W. Rummell" Label: Dealer's label: "F.W. Lincoln and co./Manufacturers of/[cut off]"
Signed at lower in brown oil: "Rich'd W. Rummell"
Gallery Label 
This painting depicts a spectuacular late nineteenth-century fire scene of the destruction of a five-story corner building and a towering adjacent structure. The site is not identified.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group