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The Calumny of Apelles

Artist:
John Vanderlyn (American, Kingston, New York 1775–1852 Kingston, New York)
Date:
1849
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of General George H. Sharpe, 1924
Accession Number:
24.186
Not on view
Inscription: [on a strip of paper attached at the bottom of the canvas]: After a drawing in bister by Raphiel [sic] composed from the description given by Lucien of a picture painted by Apelles / representing Calumny, on the occasion of a false accusation brought against the painter Apelles.

Marking: [stamped on canvas]: PREPARED / BY / EDW. DECHAUX / NEW YORK
Mr. Nicholas Elmendorf, Kingston, New York, 1852; probably the artist, died 1852; probably his nephew, John Vanderlyn, Jr., Kingston, 1852– died 1876; his sister, Catherine Vanderlyn, Kingston, New York, 1876– died 1892; George H. Sharpe, Kingston, 1892–died 1900; his family, until 1924
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