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Wrapped Oranges

William J. McCloskey (1859-1941)

Object Details

  • Date

    1889

  • Object Type

    Paintings

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions

    16 x 12 in.

  • Inscriptions

    Recto:

    signed and dated l.r.: W.J.McCLOSKEY N.Y. 1889 COPYRIGHT

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Acquisition in memory of Katrine Deakins, Trustee, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 1961-1985

  • Accession Number

    1985.251

  • Copyright

    Public domain

Additional details

Location: On view
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