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Portrait of an Unidentified Woman
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 4 x 12 1/2 x 3 in. ( 10.2 x 31.8 x 7.6 cm )
Tinned sheet iron train car with open sides and two interior walls; sides and interior painted red.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
painted: on sides: "P. R. R. 2933."
According to accession records, this train set is part of a model of a train float built by Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. The cost of the original float, built in 1905, was $18,000. Two of them, No. 2 and No. 9, carried 17 cars. Length: 260 feet, with a 40 foot beam, and 10 feet deep in interior. Three tracks, carrying 6 cars on each side and 5 in the middle could carry 10,000 tons of coal when fully loaded. This information was provided in 1949 by Thomas Kilpatrick.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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