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The Hardships and Sacrifice, Massey's Cove, Salem, 1626

2006.44.608 (RS86664)

Description

Primitive scene of Indians, wildlife (bears, deer, and birds) and settlers in a snow covered forest. The settlers cut down trees while the Indians hunt. Teepees and log cabins situated above a small body of water with ducks and ice chunks. Gray painted wood frame with no ornamentation. Text painted along the ede of the shore and over the ice chunks. Reads "The Hardships + Sacrifice Masseys Cove Salem 1626 The First Winter. A mighty nation was born God leading these noble men and women. JOJ Frost Marblehead."

Details

Maker
Frost, John Orne Johnson, 1852-1928 (Artist)
Date
1920-1928
Inscriptions
"The Hardships + Sacrifice Masseys Cove Salem 1626 The First Winter. A mighty nation was born God leading these noble men and women. JOJ Frost Marblehead." (handwritten)
"From: Childs Gallery 169 Newbury St. / Boston 16 / Fine Paintings and Prints / Commonwealth 6-1108 To: Fogg Museum Harvard University Cambridge 38, Mass."
"Loaned by Stephen Phillips for the 25th Reunion 'Exhibition of Treasures' of his class of 1929." (handwritten)
"Fogg Art Museum Loan T.h. 11325 Phillips '29."
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
26 9/16 x 51 13/16 x 1 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.608
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179828

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