John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872)
Coastal Cliffs with Figures and Distant Sailboats
Monogrammed and dated "JF.K. 61" on a rock face l.r., red stencil from Muller, Paris, on the reverse
Oil on artist board, 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (25.5 x 20.0 cm),trimmed to an oval, in a carved period frame.
Condition: Fine, stable craquelure, minor surface grime.
Provenance: Acquired by Aaron Augustus Healy (1850-1921),by family descent to the current owner.
N.B. Aaron Augustus Healy was president of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Institute, the forerunner of the Brooklyn Museum, for 25 years. The Healys lived at 26 South Oxford Street in Brooklyn for several generations from 1840-1946.
Inscribed on the reverse with Mrs. Healy's name and address along with framer's notes.
Framed dimensions are 14 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 1 inches.
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