18 May 2004
Property from the Collection of Judge Willard Parsons
William Bradford (1823-1892)
signed 'W. Bradford' (lower right)
oil on paper mounted on board
13¾ x 20¾ in. (35 x 52.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1869.
Estate of Dr. Franklin Pearce Hoover.
Mamie Hoover, wife of the above.
Willard E. Parsons, 1937.
By descent to the present owner, 1957.
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According to Richard Kugler, Bradford is believed to have painted this oil sketch en plein air sometime during his trip on the Panther, a schooner with auxiliary steam power, to the high arctic in 1869.
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