Painted Board

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-11406

Description

A yellow painted board with a well-worn hole at one end, widening towards the other end. The board is decorated on both sides. Side one: large white peonies with green stems, has on the same side but oriented to the reverse edge, a running, snorting brown horse on a square piece of lawn. The other side has peonies, lilies of the valley, and other white flowers with green stems. One edge of the board is painted yellow, the other black.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boards (flat objects)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
figure- and animal-derived motifs
horse (animal)
scenes (depictions)
Painted
Flower
Horse
Scenic
Landscape
Wood
Board

Inscription

In black paint/pen, in the upper right corner are the initials (bordered on two sides by a white line): C.H.L .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 3/10 x 25 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.354