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View of Chestnut Street

2006.44.603 (RS84909)

Description

A black and white etching of Chestnut Street. Trees line the left side. A horse drawn cart comes towards the viewer in the distance, and a figure crosses horizontally t the right. Frame is simple, narrow black wood with a slightly raised outer edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1889
Inscriptions
Artist's initials and date (in lower right corner)
"Chestnut Street Salem" (location of subject in lower left corner)
"library / right of door / below picture / S. C. Phillips" (handwritten sticker in accession folder)
"Carl E. Nelson / PICTURES & FRAMES / 13 Devonshire St. / BOSTON, MASS. (Framers sticker in accession folder)
"View of Chestnut Street Salem / From a sketch by Miss Osborne in 1889 / showing No. 2 Chestnut Street where Miss / Cleveland's school was located and where Miss / Osbourne taught art. The small girl with long / thin legs is supposed to be Miss Bessie Fabens. / The original sketch belongs to Mrs. Gertrude Simpson and (unclear word, she?) is probably the one shown on the / sidewalk. When this etching was made I do not / know but the plate was bought by Mr. John / Frederick Hussey and presented to the Institute / in 1937 and a few restrikes made one of which / he presented to Mrs. Phillips / It gives a fine idea of the large old trees / many of which have since gone and of the fine / spire of the South Church. / Framed and labeled by Stephen W. Phillips / February 1937. (History of object)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
etchings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Print
prints (visual works)
Dimensions
9 8/16 x 7 5/16 x 13/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.603
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173672

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