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Old Pat, the Independent Beggar

Artist:
Samuel Lovett Waldo (1783–1861)
Date:
ca. 1819
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
19 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (50.5 x 37.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 1904
Accession Number:
04.29.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: [on the back, possibly by a later hand]: Old Pat / The Independent Beggar / S L Waldo pinxt / New York / Mr. A. B. Durand in 1819 [illegible] / Received the engraving of Trumbull's / Declaration of Independence
presumably the artist's family, until 1864; sale, Metropolitan Fair, New York, 19 Apr. 1864, no. 81, The Independent Beggar (probably this picture); John M. Falconer, Brooklyn, died 1903; sale, Anderson Auction Company, New York, 28–29 Apr. 1904, no. 639, Samuel P. Avery Jr., New York, 1904
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