A Sibyl

Object Number: 
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 30 1/2 x 25 in. (77.5 x 63.5 cm) Frame: 42 x 36 7/8 x 5 in. ( 106.7 x 93.7 x 12.7 cm )
stencil on stretcher: 182; paper label on stretcher: "182 THE SYBIL, (25 X 30" DANIEL HUNTINGTON / PRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN ART UNION, APRIL 7, 1863"
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Credit Line: 
Gift of the American-Art Union
American Art-Union, New York, 1850
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Creative: Tronvig Group