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The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Iron bar shot; two half-circles connected by cylindrical bar.
According to accession records, this bar shot was found during an excavation at Whitehall and State Streets in lower Manhattan, and was preserved by the Parks Department until its presentation by Reginald P. Bolton.
Gift of Reginald Pelham Bolton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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