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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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The subject of this portrait was formerly identified as Abraham Mortimer Walton (b. 1771), a lawyer of Deerfield and Utica, New York. It is more likely to be Abraham Mortimer's father, a prosperous New York merchant and a vestryman of Trinity Church.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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