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Overmantel-Landscape with Harbor Scene

1991.948 (RS25701)

Description

Overmantel painting, landscape with houses along the left bank of a river. In the left foreground, is a large yellow house with a small connected outbuilding and fence. In the center is a dead tree with a large bird perched on the top branch. A hound scents a rabbit, which hides behind a rock at the left. On the right, a boat sails on the river, one is moored at the dock in the middle distance. A small town is visible in the far distance on the river bank and a steep hill closes off the right bank. The picture is ebonized with beveled edges.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1799
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
boards (flat objects)
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
Board
boards (flat objects)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Landscape
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Overmantel
overmantels (interior wall components)
paintings (visual works)
Tree
trees
Dimensions
29.5 x 51 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.948
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2722

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