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Codfish

1991.761 (RS20773)

Description

Carved and painted wooden codfish cut from a flat board with some pieces added, and painted in shades of brown and spotted, with lower parts white. The fin is elaborately painted with firm black hair-like extensions (which cod actually possess).

Details

Maker
Frost, John Orne Johnson, 1852-1928 (Maker)
Date
1920-1927
Inscriptions
Typed white label affixed to bottom center side: ""Codfish carved and painted by John O. J. Frost/of Marblehead. Hung in shop behind his house/at 11 Pond St. He died in 1929.""
Location of origin
Marblehead, MA, USA
Associated Building
Used At Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Art
Carved
carving (processes)
Hanging
oil paint (paint)
Painted
painting (coating)
shop signs
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 1 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.761
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2570

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