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In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 22 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 in. ( 57.8 x 19 x 2.5 cm )
Leather crosier bag with four compartments inside.
Archbishop Robert Seton (1839-1927) was the grandson of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), founder of the American Sisters of Charity. He spent most of his ecclesiastic career as chaplain to St Elizabeth's convent near Madison, New Jersey.
Bequest of Archbishop Robert Seton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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