Thrasher Carving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-11521

Description

Carved and painted wooden bird representing a brown thrasher. It has a white underbelly and a gold-brown body, carved feathers and a long thinly carved tail. It has black eyes and a brown bill. There is some incising to create a feathery textured surface, more on the left side than the right).

Details

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Wood
Painted
Carved
Oil Paint
Songbird
Carving

Inscription

In script with blue fountain pen on a jelly label on the base bottom is: Brown/Thrasher- /fr./Marblehead. Below this label on the wood surface of the base is painted a fragment of a sign or advertisment: h [illeg.]S .

Associated Building

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

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Title Plover Carving Accession Number 1991.965

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

3 7/8 x 2 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.966

Places

Massachusetts (United States)