Artist after William James Bennett, American, 1787-1844
  • View of Detroit in 1836
Date 1836 or 1837
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Overall: 17 1/2 × 25 inches (44.5 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Fred Sanders Company in memory of its founder, Fred Sanders
Accession Number 34.24
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
dealer, Theodor Lagerquist (Berlin, Germany).
1934-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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