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  • New England Gentleman [Object]

    Among the most celebrated of American folk painters, John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was his own greatest creation. The son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut, Brewster was born profoundly...

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  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) [Object]

    This large bulto was probably made for use by the Penitente Brotherhood. The hollow skirt of this figure is made of gessoed cloth laid over a wooden frame. This made...

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  • Taufschein for Maria Klotz [Object]

    The term ‘fraktur’ refers not only to a particular genre of illuminated German-American folk art but also to the elaborate lettering (or typeface) used on these decorated documents, created to...

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  • Emma Thompson [Object]

    Sturtevant J. Hamblen was born into a family of decorative painters in Maine. Three of his brothers listed themselves in business directories as ‘House, sign and fancy painters’ but Sturtevant...

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  • Ashoken Junction [Object]

    The founders of The American Museum in Britain regarded this painting as the ‘grandparent’ of the Museum’s entire collection, as it was the first piece of Americana that they ever...

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  • General Sir Henry Clinton [Object]

    Sir Henry Clinton, British officer and diplomat, was born in Newfoundland and educated in Britain. He distinguished himself along with Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne at the Battle of...

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  • Portrait of a Gentleman – Daniel Coker? [Object]

    Joshua Johnson is considered to be the first significant African-American artist. He worked in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1796 to 1824. It is not known whether he received formal training as...

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  • Portrait of Nancy Burns [Object]

    Framed water colour portrait of Nancy Burns (1800 - 1849). Nancy was the daughter of slaves in Albany. She became a free woman and was in the service of Pierre...

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  • Piano [Object]

    This piano was presented to Ann Eliza Ferris on her 18th birthday by her parents, James and Sarah Oakley Ferris. 'The fine workmanship of its case suggests that this may...

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