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William Walton (1706-1768)
Oil on canvas
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This oil painting is a study, in reverse, of a Currier and Ives lithograph entitled View on the Harlem River, N.Y. The painting was purchased by a member of the donor's family at an auction sale in 1871 and hung in the family home in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn until presented to the Society.
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Horace Figuers
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