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Barn Interior with Dog, Cat, and Rat
1861
Painter:Painted by W. N. Adams
Painter:Formerly attributed to J. Denison Crocker , American, 1823 - 1907
Oil on board
Primary Dimensions (height x width of panel): 9 3/4 x 12in. (24.8 x 30.5cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: View of a white dog in the interior of a barn. The dog is crouched, looking up at a cat. A rat is on the ground in the forefront of the picture. A view out of the barn door, show a landscape with trees, a house, and clouds. A bird is perched near the opening.
Attribution Note: Previously, this had been attributed to J. Denison Crocker. While undergoing conservation treatment at Williamstown Art Conservation Center in 2012, an infrared photograph was taken of the verso, where a pencil inscription was visible but not legible. According to the photograph, the inscription reads: "Done by / W.N. Adams / 1861 / Norwich Ct", with a diamond shaped graphite border around everything except the "Done by".
Inscription: In pencil on verso of panel visible to the naked eye: "Done [illegible] / [illegible] / 1861 / Norwich / Ct." An infrared photograph done in 2012 reveals the inscription to be: "Done by/ W.N. Adams / 1861 / Norwich Ct", with a diamond shaped graphite border around everything except the "Done by".
Object Number: 1963.63.0
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