Ink drawing

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1783

GUSN

GUSN-3066

Description

Rectangular, horizontal formal still life sketch with a two-handled urn of baluster form resting on a table-top; a spray of foliage symmetrically flows from the urn, and a small bird rests on the top center sprig. On either side of the urn, dark, lotus-like plants appear to grow from the table (or ground). On either side of these stalks the image is enclosed by two male heads in profile, whose forms are composed from blowing grasses; at the base of the image in ink is the inscription: "Rachel Prickitt, 29th May 1783"

Details

Descriptive Terms

still lifes
drawings (visual works)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Ink
Unidentified Paper
PICTURE, STILL LIFE

Inscription

On the reverse of the bottom frame is the numbers nine On the reverse of the right frame is the number seven.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6.375 x 8.375 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1557

Places

Possibly Pennsylvania (United States)
Possibly