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Cleopatra's Barge, the Great Boston Sleigh, Passing the Norfolk House, Roxbury

GC002.02.082 (RS131843)

Description

This is a large detailed engraving of Cleopatra's Barge, which is a large sleigh with the head of an animal with wings on its side. The image includes the driver and team of horses. Neighboring buildings are shown, including churches and the Norfolk House. Other sleighs can also be seen.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1854-56
Physical Description
1 line engraving on newsprint
Dimensions
21x 14(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: 82OVR
GUSN
199074
Reference Code
GC002.02.082

Record details

Originator
Andrew, John, 1815-1875 (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
churches (buildings)
horse-drawn vehicles
sleighs
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Norfolk House Hotel (Roxbury, Mass.)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 81-100
Physical Access Restrictions
Down the middle of the piece is a large fold mark

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