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Site of the Manhattan Purchase

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Artist:
Aiken, James S.
Medium:
oil on canvas
National Origin:
American
Type:
painting
Description:
Aiken captures the marker that honors the site of the Manhattan Purchase, a transaction that resulted in the founding of one of New York's five boroughs. However, the focus of this work is the intensity that the artist's creates with his countless series of broken brushstrokes and contrast of browns, greens, and yellows.
Cite As:
James Aiken Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, transferred from the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2002.0003.0016
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Anacostia Community Museum

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