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    Sale 2030

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Maritime Art and Prints

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    AMERICAN SCHOOL, dated 1903

    Pair of Views of Camp McKinley

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    AMERICAN SCHOOL, dated 1903
    Pair of Views of Camp McKinley
    each inscribed and dated Camp McKinley 1903 (lower right)
    oil on panel
    13 x 22½ in. (2)


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    Adorned with star spangled frames, these two paintings recall the nation's patriotic mood following victory over Spain in the Spanish- American War (1898). During this war, there were several camps named after President McKinley including one in Honolulu, Hawaii, possibly depicted here. Despite the recent military activity and the nation's burgeoning military prowess, there is a quietness depicted in these encampment scenes which reflects the returned state of peace in America by 1903.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE