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Mille Farm

A1951.4214

According to oral tradition this oil on canvas genre landscape painting depicts Andre Mille's (ca 1780 - 1868) farmstead which overlooked Prince's Bay and is now part of Wolf's Pond Park.  Mille purchased the 132 acre tract of farmland located between Amboy Road and the beach at Prince's Bay for $4,500.  In 1838 he sold the property to Andrew Hood of New York City.

The artist, John Bradley, is primarily remembered as a painter of folk portraits on Staten Island and in New York City.  After emigrating from Great Britain he painted a series of at least ten portraits of members of wealthy farming, merchant, and seafairing families from the south end of Staten Island dating from 1832 through 1834.  Bradley is known to have been an active artist from 1832 through 1847.

Artist: John Bradley

Title: Mille Farm

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1835

Dimensions: 20" H x 24" W

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1951.4214

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Helen Crocheran Brown

Tags: 19th century, american, bradley, farm, john bradley, landscape, mille farm, oil, painting, rural, staten island