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Murder of the Princes

Object Number: 
1858.48
Date: 
ca. 1833-34
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 56 x 44 in. ( 142.2 x 111.8 cm ) Framed: 67 in. × 55 in. × 4 1/2 in. (170.2 × 139.7 × 11.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
This painting was procured by Flagg the patronage of Luman Reed, wealthy New York merchant and patron of American art, who sent him to Europe in 1834.
Bibliography: 
Dunlap, William, History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States, New York: George P. Scott and Co., 1834, pp. 448-50. "Miscellaneous Notices," The American Monthly Magazine III, June 1, 1834, p. 282. "Letters from New York-No. IV," Life Illustrated, September 4, 1858, p. 147. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 27-8 Greenhouse, Wendy, The American Portrayal of Tudor and Stuart History, 1835-1865, Volume I (Text), A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1989, pp. 162-4. Foshay, Ella M., Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 150-1.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Provenance: 
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group