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#325. Garden of Venice.

  ? x ?, oil on canvas (presumably). "Gilbert Munger" lower left. A scrapbook kept by Munger's niece Myra Dowd Monroe [1872-1966] that was given to the Madison (CT) Historical Society contains a small snapshot of this painting with the hand written notations:
From sale of Library of R. N. Oakman Jr.    (Lyman A Mills)     Garden of Venice by Gilbert Munger.
Mr. Oakman is probably Richard Nickerson Oakman Jr (1843-1908), a business man who lived in Franklin County Massachusetts. Mr. Mills was the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1899 to 1901. He had at least 15 Mungers. He likely bought this painting at the library sale. Its present whereabouts is unknown. Digital image of the historical society snapshot provided by Bob Gundersen, Collections Chair.

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© Michael D. Schroeder 12 Apr 2022.