3 - 5 September 2008
Property sold to benefit a New York Institution
William Verplanck Birney (American, 1858-1909)
signed and dated 'W.V. Birney '84' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
56¾ x 45 in. (142.24 x 114.3 cm.)
Painted in 1884.
Harriet T. Righter, Brooklyn Heights.
Estate of the above.
By bequest to the present owner, 1982.
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