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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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In its obituary of August 18, 1868, the Bangor (Maine) "Daily Whig and Courier" described the subject as "one of the most venerable and respected citizens of Bangor." In 1835 he was a member of the common council of Bangor, representing the second ward. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandchildren.
Gift of Mrs. Sherman D. Wakefield and Robert Ingersoll Brown
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