Image from page 104 of “Art in America; a critical and historical sketch” (1880)
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Title: Art in America; a critical and historical sketch
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914
Subjects: Art, American Art
Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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