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Pastel Landscape

1991.1260 (RS21177)

Description

Small rectangular landscape. The scene features a central lake or pond, on which a sailboat glides; A cow grazes on a hill at the right, and houses dot the banks of the far and near shores; The scene is framed by tall trees on raised grassy mounds; the simple molded frame is worked in metal leaf, and the picture is glazed.

Details

Maker
Howland, Charity (Maker)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
1-Written in black pastel or charcoal along the contour of a hill in the lower right of the image is: ""Charity Rowlond [per NFL- Charity Howland] 2- On the frame reverse in the upper left on a white sticker in a black felt tip pen is the number '31.' 3- On the upper center of the wood board backing on masking tape in black marker is the number '31.' 4- On the lower right on the board backing, in pencil: ""Frame sent date/200 [?]/ to 400.""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
boards (flat objects)
charcoal (plant material)
graphite (mineral)
oil pastels
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Board
boards (flat objects)
Charcoal
charcoal (plant material)
Graphite
graphite (mineral)
Landscape
landscapes (representations)
oil pastels
Pastel
pastels (visual works)
Picture
Dimensions
17.625 x 24.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1260
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2809

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