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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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The subject's maiden name was Annette Gartley. She and her husband, a box manufacturer and builder, first made their home at 39 Gouverneur Street and subsequently at 47 East 34th Street. This portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's grandson.
Gift of J. Edwin Watkis, the sitter's grandson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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