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    ROSCOE CONKLING.
    Freeman Woodcock Thorp (American, 1844-1922).
    Oil on canvas.
    22" x 27".
    Signed at upper left Thorp, and at right Thorp 1879.

    Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888) was a U.S. Politician and the leader of the "Stalwart" faction of the post-Civil War Republican Party. He served as: a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York (1859-1866); and a member of the United States Senate (1867-1882). Both his father and brother also served in the House of Representatives.

    Freeman Thorp found Conkling to be brilliant and much to be admired as well as gracious and courteous, but added "...except when he sat for a sketch. He seemed to feel the matter was too trivial and unimportant."

    Condition:
    Exhibits craquelure but otherwise excellent. Vivid colors.

    For more information on the fascinating history of Freeman Thorp and his paintings, please visit this link.


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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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