Thanksgiving Dinner
signed and dated 'J.G. Brown N.A./1877.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.)
Painted in 1877.
Marbella Gallery, New York.
Kodner Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (acquired from the above); Christie's, New York, 10 March 1989, lot 41.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
(Probably) Springfield Daily Republican, January 21, 1878.
(Probably) Springfield, Massachusetts, Gill's Galleries, 1878.
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We would like to thank Martha Hoppin for her assistance with cataloguing this lot.

The Springfield Daily Republican likely described the present work in a January 21, 1878, article about an exhibition at Gill's Galleries, writing, "In figure painting we note first a perfect sample of J.G. Brown's work in his 'Thanksgiving Dinner'--a ruddy and sturdy boy gnawing with appetite a turkey-bone which he has evidently selected from the basket of cold victuals at his side."

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