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The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Holland was a townscape and theatrical scene painter who worked in Philadelphia from 1796 to 1807 after coming to America from his native England. In 1807 he established himself in New York as a painter of scenery for the New Theatre, and very late in his life did some work for the Park Theatre. Evers painted this miniature in New York while he was a student of Holland, learing to paint theatrical scenery.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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