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Robert Swain Gifford

Seconnet Rock, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

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Robert Swain Gifford

Robert Swain Gifford

Seconnet Rock, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Seconnet Rock, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Robert Swain Gifford

1840 - 1905

Seconnet Rock, New Bedford, Massachusetts


signed R Swain Gifford (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 14 ¼ by 22 ¼ inches (36 by 56.3 cm)

framed: 23 ½ by 31 ¼ inches (59.7 by 79.4 cm)

The canvas is unlined and the tacking edges have been reinforced along the lower left edge. The surface of the work is dirty and there are frame abrasions along the extreme edges. Under UV: There do not appear to be signs of inpainting or previous restoration.


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Charles A. Schieren, Brooklyn, New York
Gifted to the present owner from the above, 1915

The present work was originally owned by Charles A. Schieren (1842-1915), an established politician and banker in New York. Schieren immigrated from Germany in 1856 at the age of fourteen. He settled in Brooklyn and began working for his father’s cigar manufacturing business. Schieren became a prominent figure of the New York Republican Party, which culminated in his election as Mayor of Brooklyn in 1893. The present work was bequeathed to the Brooklyn Museum of Art upon Schieren’s death in 1915.