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Painted Board

1992.354 (RS20798)

Description

A yellow painted board with a well-worn hole at one end, widening towards the other end. The board is decorated on both sides. Side one: large white peonies with green stems, has on the same side but oriented to the reverse edge, a running, snorting brown horse on a square piece of lawn. The other side has peonies, lilies of the valley, and other white flowers with green stems. One edge of the board is painted yellow, the other black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Inscriptions
In black paint/pen, in the upper right corner are the initials (bordered on two sides by a white line): C.H.L .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Board
boards (flat objects)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Horse
horse (animal)
Landscape
Painted
painting (coating)
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 3/10 x 25 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.354
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11406

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