Overmantel-Landscape with Harbor Scene

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1780-1799

GUSN

GUSN-2722

Description

Overmantel painting, landscape with houses along the left bank of a river. In the left foreground, is a large yellow house with a small connected outbuilding and fence. In the center is a dead tree with a large bird perched on the top branch. A hound scents a rabbit, which hides behind a rock at the left. On the right, a boat sails on the river, one is moored at the dock in the middle distance. A small town is visible in the far distance on the river bank and a steep hill closes off the right bank. The picture is ebonized with beveled edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
overmantels (interior wall components)
boards (flat objects)
oil paint (paint)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
trees
Board
Oil
Landscape
Tree
Bird
Overmantel

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

29.5 x 51 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.948

Places

Massachusetts (United States)