Codfish

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1920-1927

GUSN

GUSN-2570

Description

Carved and painted wooden codfish cut from a flat board with some pieces added, and painted in shades of brown and spotted, with lower parts white. The fin is elaborately painted with firm black hair-like extensions (which cod actually possess).

Details

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
Carved
Painted
Art
Wood
Hanging

Inscription

Typed white label affixed to bottom center side: ""Codfish carved and painted by John O. J. Frost/of Marblehead. Hung in shop behind his house/at 11 Pond St. He died in 1929.""

Associated Building

Used At Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Frost, John Orne Johnson, 1852-1928 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Marblehead, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 1/4 x 1 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.761

Places

Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)