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Cutwork Picture

1949.358 (RS31796)

Description

Naval cutwork picture. Elaborately cut paper border with corner medallions of abstract flowers. Center border with circular medallion. Centered at top and bottom is a double bird motif. Remainder of border is cut scrolled leaves on vine and circular border. Center motif has background of navy paper. Applied on top is white paper cut-out entitled "Unfortunate Sailor 1840." Above, cut-out of sailor on raft in ocean. Holds harpoon with American flag at top end. In background are three small ships. Surmounted by spread eagle holding flag in beak, surrounded by colored cut-outs of blue flowers and green leaves. Molded gilt wood frame. Matted on white paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
cutwork
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cut-paper work
cutwork
glass (material)
marines (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
18 1/8 x 15 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.358
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7727

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