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Object Details

Maker
Charles Codman (American, 1800-1842)
Date
ca. 1800-1825
Geography
Unknown
Culture
North American
Medium
oil on panel, in the original gilt frame
Dimensions
Overall: 13 1/4 in x 23 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 59.69 cm
Provenance
The painting is from Joel Barlow's estate, "Kalorama," Washington City, which, after the death of his widow, Ruth Baldwin Barlow, in 1818, became the property of the nephew, Thomas Barlow and then Ruth's sister-in-law, Clara Baldwin Bomford. The latter was married to Col. George Bomford, Chief of Ordnance of the US Army. Upon Clara's death, in 1848, "Kalorama" was sold. However, this painting remained in the possession of her direct descendants. It belonged until October, 1958 to Mrs. Sally S. Van Mater, St. Helena, California, who sold it to Maury A. Bromson. He sold it in December, 1959 to the present donor, the attorney, Joel Barlow, Washington.
Inscriptions
None
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Barlow
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-1972.0013