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The Nun

Object Number: 
1858.34
Date: 
ca. 1836
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm ) Framed: 33 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (85.1 × 69.9 × 7 cm)
Bibliography: 
"National Academy of Design," The Evening Post, [New York], May 25, 1835, p. 2. "Our Pigeon Holes," Aristidean: A Magazine of Reviews, Politics, and Light Literature, 1845, p. 79. Richardson, E.P., Painting in America, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1956, p. 251. Gerdts, William H. and Thistlethwaite, Mark, Grand Illusions: History Painting in America, Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, 1988, pp. 77, 97-101. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 35.
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