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GC001.USMA.Ipswich.278 (RS102150)

Description

View of large townhouse.

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Details

Collection Name
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Dates
n.d.
Physical Description
1 drawing pen and ink
Dimensions
6 5/8"x 3 1/2" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 1302
Old ID: 1324.00
GUSN
165348
Reference Code
GC001.USMA.Ipswich.278

Record details

Originator
Green, Sam (artist)
Material Type
drawings (visual works)
Places
Ipswich, Mass.
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-G-401-ORAS05
Physical Access Restrictions
Stained and spotted.

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Comments

Crompton House #

AvatarPosted by Susan S. Nelson on June 1, 2011
I believe this is an image of the Crompton-Choate House CA 1693, later alt. The Samuel Dutch house on the right of the image still exists, but the Crompton-Choate House was demolished about 1835. See Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Ipswich: Ipswich Historical Society) 2 vols., 1905, 1917. Vol. 1:462-463 for more information.

Crompton and Dutch houses #

AvatarPosted by David Dwiggins on June 1, 2011
Hi, Susan,

Thanks for the research on this! Since this drawing appears to be newer than 1836 and the demolition of the building predates photography, we're wondering how the artist developed this sketch. Do you know if this was based on another source, or perhaps a conjectural drawing?

We can update the cataloging record with the new information, but want to be clear about how accurate this image is likely to be. Can you let us know your thoughts?

Thanks,

David Dwiggins
Systems Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England