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Belvidere Hall, Summer Residence of F. Gleason

Description

A detailed engraving that shows the summer home of the publisher and proprietor of the Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Frederick Gleason. The house sits on a hill and the estate consists of about three acres of land. There are fountain ornaments in the front lawn and an extensive aviary attached to the house which contains hundreds of every type of fowl and bird that thrives in our climate. Horses and carriages are driving in front of the house. Includes views of "Entrance to the Grapery of the Belvidere Estate," "Fountain and Summer House at Belvidere Hall" and "Piazza of Belvidere Hall."

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
ca. 1851
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-02-20
Physical Description
1 engraving
Dimensions
15x 11(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR350
Credit Line
Gift of L.W. Jenkins, 1922
GUSN
198840
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.6800.005

Record details

Originator
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)
Mallory, Richard P. (Delineator)
Worcester and Pierce (Engraver)
Other People
Gleason, Frederick, 1816-1896
Descriptive Terms
arbors
carriages (vehicles)
estates (property)
exterior views
fountains
gardens
piazzas (squares)
summer houses (seasonal dwellings)
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Prints: Roxbury, Mass.
Physical Access Restrictions
Good, with some yellow stains and a tear in the middle where the fold is and another on the lower left-hand side.

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