27 September 2006
American(?) School, mid-19th century
Wild Banana Palm and Cacti -- a study of tropical vegetation
oil on canvas laid down on board
26 x 20½in. (66 x 52cm.)
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Similar in style to Frederic Edwin Church's oil sketches executed during his five month stay in Jamaica in 1865 (the latter sketches given to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York by the artist's son in 1917).
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