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Birthplace of the Aurora

 Item — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art Survey No. 25


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Biographical / Historical

Born in: Fairhaven, MA;Died in: NY.Active in: NY; Arctic. Marine and Arctic painter, photographer.


1 painting (1 painting : Oil, 30 x 46 in.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

W.F. Havemeyer; 1897.

General Note

Support: Canvas. Frame: Elaborate gilt and gesso frame with nautical motifs on outer molding, 45 x 58 1/2.

General Note

Negative #600454.

General Note

Ocean in foreground, hills, ice, wreck of ship in middle ground, white, red aurora shooting upward from middle.

General Note

Inscription: Label on front frame " 'Birthplace of the Aurora'/William A. Bradford N.A. Presented by W.F. Havemmayer."

General Note

Frame Condition: Minor conservation, dirty.

Local Note

A-107, ANTH-2819.

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Repository Details

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