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The Empty Sleeve
  • John Chester Buttre, artist
    1821–1893
    born: Auburn, New York, United States ; died: Ridgewood, New York, United States
    A. R. Sawyer
  • The Empty Sleeve, 1866
  • Where object was made: United States
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 416 x 327 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 3/8 x 12 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 505 x 405 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0657
Description
Literature

Seated man holds child on lap. The child looks up in the sleeve of his missing right arm. Landscape in background.