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One paintbrush used by Washington Allston. A fragmant of a note, partially illegible, is wrapped around the paintbrush "paintbrush used by Allston. Given to Ms. Judkins (?) at Allston's funeral." Ms. Judkins may have been, E.M. Judkins, a student of Allston's.
Washington Allston paintbrush, circa 1830. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Washington Allston (1779-1843) was an American painter.
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