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The First Letter

The First Letter
Title
The First Letter
Date 
1865
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall (canvas): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Frame: 26 x 22 x 2 in. (66 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number 
1970.75
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group