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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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According to the donor, this fragment was taken from the "Jersey" a British prison ship that was anchored in Wallabout Bay and used to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Gift of Elizabeth Stevens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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