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View of the Edward Cruft Mansion

1934.3077 (RS194779)

Description

Watercolor painting in gray and black of the Edward Cruft Mansion, 5 Pearl Street, Boston, built in 1810. Federal style house with portico entrance. Two chimneys on main house block, third chimney on ell. Wrought iron fence in front. Plain wood frame. Various hand-written and typed notes on back describing watercolor and family history.

Details

Maker
Williams & Everett (Framer)
Date
1855-1875
Inscriptions
"This is a corretc view of the / Mansion House in Pearl Street / Boston, owned + occupied by Edward / Cruft for many years, and taken down / in 1845, and a block of stores- (Cruft / Block) built on the ground." (Black ink)
"From / WILLIAMS & EVERETT, / MANUFACTURERS OF / Looking-Glasses and Picture Frames, / IMPORTERS OF / Looking-Glass Plates, / AND DEALERS IN / PAINTINGS, ENGRAVINGS, / And other Works of Art, / No. 234 WASHINGTON STREET...BOSTON. / Dudley Williams. William Everett." (Printed)
"530 / Cruft" (Pencil)
"MANSION HOUSE OF EDWARD CRUFT, 5 PEARL STREET, BOSTON, BUILT IN 1810. Built 1810, destroyed 1845 and the Cruft Block built on the site. / Mr. Cruft was born in Boston, 22 Nov. 1776 and died there 23 Sept. 1866 in his house on / Temple Place. He married at Boston, 9 Aug. 1810, Elizabeth Storer Smith who was born in / Boston 1789, died in Boston 1859." (typed)
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Associated Building
Subject Edward Cruft Mansion.
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Architecture
Fence
House
Painting
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.3077
GUSN
40906

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