Murder of the Princes

Object Number: 
ca. 1833-34
Oil on canvas (relined)
Overall: 56 x 44 in. ( 142.2 x 111.8 cm ) Framed: 67 in. × 55 in. × 4 1/2 in. (170.2 × 139.7 × 11.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
This painting was procured by Flagg the patronage of Luman Reed, wealthy New York merchant and patron of American art, who sent him to Europe in 1834.
Dunlap, William, History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States, New York: George P. Scott and Co., 1834, pp. 448-50. "Miscellaneous Notices," The American Monthly Magazine III, June 1, 1834, p. 282. "Letters from New York-No. IV," Life Illustrated, September 4, 1858, p. 147. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 27-8 Greenhouse, Wendy, The American Portrayal of Tudor and Stuart History, 1835-1865, Volume I (Text), A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1989, pp. 162-4. Foshay, Ella M., Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 150-1.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
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Creative: Tronvig Group