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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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label: on back: "Painted in the Summer of 1832 by Wm. Dunlap"
Sidney McCoun was the son of William Townsend McCoun and Emma (Jackson) McCoun. McCoun was an attorney and was associated for a time with his brothers in the firm of McCoun and West at 6 Broad Street, and later with McCoun and Clark at 53 Wall Street. As a young man he was a close friend of William Dunlap.
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
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