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Ink drawing

1991.1557 (RS20841)

Description

Rectangular, horizontal formal still life sketch with a two-handled urn of baluster form resting on a table-top; a spray of foliage symmetrically flows from the urn, and a small bird rests on the top center sprig. On either side of the urn, dark, lotus-like plants appear to grow from the table (or ground). On either side of these stalks the image is enclosed by two male heads in profile, whose forms are composed from blowing grasses; at the base of the image in ink is the inscription: "Rachel Prickitt, 29th May 1783"

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1783
Inscriptions
On the reverse of the bottom frame is the numbers nine On the reverse of the right frame is the number seven.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
drawings (visual works)
ink
Ink
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, STILL LIFE
still lifes
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
6.375 x 8.375 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1557
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3066

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