Overmantel-Damon Nichols House

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1775-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2315

Description

Large overmantel painting, rectangular format. View of town framed by trees, rocks, houses, two churches on left, water with boats at right. Dark, half sky. Frame heavy black, bolection molding not original to, but contemporary with panel (NFL).

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
overmantels (interior wall components)
oil paint (paint)
wood (plant material)
conditions and effects: landscape
Wood
Oil Paint
Overmantel

Inscription

White stitches at upper frame, reverse: 30 [in a circle] Handwritten in black charcoal at upper frame left, reverse: 601 Typewritten white label at lower frame left, reverse: S.L. 4635.3/Mrs. B. K. Little Typewritten white label at lower frame right, reverse: Overmantel panel from the Damon Nichols House/Sturbridge, Mass.,now demolished. Said to represent/a view of the South Cove, Boston, from Windmill/1743 edition of Bonner's map./ Shows New South/Meeting House Hollis Street Church, Armory's Wharf/ and the shot tower on the shore.

Associated Building

Original To Damon Nichols House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

43 x 58 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.323

Reference Notes

------------. "Ceramic Chinoiserie," Antiques Magazine, August 1941,. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)