Carved Rooster Silhouette

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-11417

Description

Carved and painted silhouette of a rooster, made from one piece of wood. The silhouette is crude, with painted detail; for example, the legs were painted on a wedge-shaped area at the base. Traces of white and green paint remain on the body; there are traces of red paint around the comb and head; while the feet were picked out in yellow and black, green and brown. Iron pieces are embedded in one side of the rooster, when it was affixed to a support laterally. Two holes were drilled in the base, presumably also to display it on a surface.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
silhouettes
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Oil
Pencil
Carved
SIGN, TRADE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 x 15 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.365