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Pencil Sketch of the Eliab Deane House

2001.281.440.2 (RS191677)

Description

Pencil on paper drawing of the Eliab Deane house, Thompson Street, Middleboro, Maine. Drawing is a three-quarter view of a house, probably federal-style, with symmetrical facade, wooden shutters, front door with side lights, a hipped roof with chimney stacks on either side. An attached addition and barn(s) are visible at the back of the house. In front of the house is a stone wall with three trees growing in front of it. In the foreground is a wooden fence and chickens and chicks in a grassy area. The paper has yellowed except around the edges, where protected from exposure by a mat or frame (now missing). Imprints of wood knots from backing board visible on verso. Signature in lower right corner "FHHif[?].

Details

Maker
(Artist)
Date
1940-1960
Inscriptions
"FHHif[?]" (Artist's signature, illegible.)
"Eliab Deane - then Orne Deane / Deane homestead / Thompson St. Middleboro / 2 mi from Halifax line - / across swamp from Plympton / Eliab bought in 1819" (handwritten)
"Mr. James / $1.75 P. S[?]. B. with mat" (Framer's note and price?)
Location of origin
Middleboro, Maine, United States
Material
drawing paper
Object type
Art
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Drawing
drawing paper
drawings (visual works)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.440.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288574
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