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MATHER BROWN
(American, 1761-1831)
SMUGGLERS PUSHING OFF THEIR BOAT
1824, oil on canvas
signed Mather Brown, l.c.
30 1/2 x 37 in. (frame: 39 x 45 in.)

Provenance: Likely "Smugglers Launching a Boat," no. 39 in Edward Foster's July 14, 1831 sale; sold to "Heath"; Property of a Private Collection, Goethenburg, Sweden; The Boston Art Club.

Exhibitions: Society of British Artists, London, 1824, no. 294.; Vose Galleries (label verso).

Literature: Evans, Dorinda, Mather Brown, Early American Artist in England, (Middletown, Connecticut, Weslyan University Press, 1982), cat. no. 303.


  • Condition: Cleaned; lined; minor scattered retouch concentrated along lower and upper edge.


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