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The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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This bas-relief portrait of John Pintard, founder of The New-York Historical Society, is the plaster model for the medal struck to commemorate the opening of the Society's building on Second Avenue at Eleventh Street.
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