Nancy Zimmerman Failing Painting
A CIR 2 Nancy Zimmerman Failing painting. 62.2 x 77.5 cm

This painting is one of a pair depicting Nancy Zimmerman Failing and her husband, Henry Nicholas Failing. The painting, which is oil on canvas, is of very generous measure.  Although this painting and its companion were probably completed in the Mohawk Valley in the 1840's, attribution of the work to a specific artist has proven difficult.  Recent research indicates that the artist Charles R. Palmer, who was active in Albany might have produced the paintings in the late 1830's and early 1840's.   Both the Zimmerman and Failing families were very much a part of early Mohawk Valley history.  The library has an extensive genealogy and local history collection and both of these names are prominent among the resources.
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