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Copyright New York State Historical Association and/or The Farmers' Museum, Inc.
Object ID N0423.1955
Title Sharpening The Saw
Artist Henry, Edward Lamson
Object Name Painting
Early Date 1887
Exhibit label line3 E. L. Henry is one of the foremost American genre painters. Henry grew up in New York City and studied painting in both Europe and the United States. He specialized in recreations of rural and town scenes of everyday life. Many of his works, including Sharpening the Saw, were derived from the surrounding life and people in his summer home of Cragsmoor, New York. The old man depicted here resembles his summer neighbor Thomas Botsford, an individual Henry painted on several occasions.
Description Sharpening The Saw Marks: Signature lower left front, handwritten: "E.L. Henry."
Classification Academic Art--Painting/Drawing--Scene--Genre
Dimensions H-18 W-14 inches
Made Cragsmoor, Ulster County, NY (probably)
Material Oil on wood
Makers mark Signature lower left front, handwritten: "E.L. Henry."

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Last modified on: November 04, 2005