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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

American School, 19th Century
COME UPPINS (A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY)
Estimate
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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

American School, 19th Century
COME UPPINS (A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY)
Estimate
6,0008,000
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American School, 19th Century
COME UPPINS (A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY)
The scene depicted is a narrative illustrating the breakage of a shelf clock and ceramic pitcher which has toppled from a mantel piece in the family parlor, the perpetrator is most likely the cat that cowers under a drop leaf table. But coming through the door is the young man of the family about to confront his stern faced mother holding a switch in her hand to extract punishment for the boy's complicity in the mishap. the painting is most likely based on a print source dating to circa 1845.
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 by 24 1/2 in.
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Literature

Harold L. Peterson, Americans at Home: From the Colonists to the Late Victorians, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1971), pl. 96.  

Important Americana

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