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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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The first record of this painting, which is of unknown provenance, is in the Society's 1883 Catalogue of the Museum and the Gallery of Art, which lists it as a copy by John Vanderlyn from the original by Annibale Carracci in the Palazzo Pitti.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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