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The First Letter

Object Number: 
1970.75
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (canvas): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Frame: 26 x 22 x 2 in. (66 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group