Attributed to William Matthew Prior (1806-1873): Durfee brothers Portraits
James Durfee, Jr. and Horatio Nelson Durfee were two of six children born to James Durfee (1803-1889) a New Bedford, Massachusetts blacksmith, and his first wife Mary Allen (1798-1842). On March 23, 1843, James Durfee, Sr. married Julia Vinal (1822-1855) and the couple had two daughters, Mary Walker Durfee, born January 31, 1847, and Ellen Wade Durfee, born April 16, 1849.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) - Le repos dans la prairie
Literature: A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. III, pp. 208-09, no. 1859. Provenance: M. Détrimont, Paris,
in 1866 M. Martin, Paris M. le Comte Doria, purchased from the above in 1868 Young Sale, Christie’s London, 1 July 1910, lot 228 with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1911