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Overmantel-Gurney House

1991.1081 (RS35119)

Description

Rectangular overmantel painting, a composition showing a square, hip-roof house, gray with a red roof and yellow chimneys on the lower right. On the left, there is a bay with a two-masted vessel and other small scale full rigged ships. Hills, on the right, slope up to the mountains. At the far left, is a small village along the bay. The beveled edge of the board functions as a frame. [see phot neg.#47507-A]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1799
Inscriptions
In felt tip pen, on a white round sticker in the back of the board's upper right is: 48 . In pencil, in the upper left is what looks to be: Groton and Eaton/ 1881 . [see exhibit history]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
marines (visual works)
Maritime
Oil on Panel
oil paint (paint)
Overmantel
overmantels (interior wall components)
panels (wood)
Seascape
seascapes
Ship
ships
Village
villages
Dimensions
35 x 44.5 x 0.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1081
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3295

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