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Document case with two primed canvases that belonged to Asher B. Durand

Object Number: 
INV.8605a-c
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Sheet metal, canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, cylinder): 23 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (60.3 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm)
Marks: 
pencil inscription: on jelly label stuck to end of case: "A.B. DURAND" printed label: stuck to lid end of case: "JOHN WANAMAKER/.50/PHILADELPHIA"
Description: 
Cylindrical sheet metal document case with lid, painted with brownish stain; contains two primed canvases.
Gallery Label: 
According to a pencil inscription on a label attached to the end, this case is assumed to have belonged to the Hudson River School artist Asher B. Durand, who would have used it to carry his unpainted, primed canvases on his sketching trips in the field.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group