Overmantel-Gurney House

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1775-1799

GUSN

GUSN-3295

Description

Rectangular overmantel painting, a composition showing a square, hip-roof house, gray with a red roof and yellow chimneys on the lower right. On the left, there is a bay with a two-masted vessel and other small scale full rigged ships. Hills, on the right, slope up to the mountains. At the far left, is a small village along the bay. The beveled edge of the board functions as a frame. [see phot neg.#47507-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

overmantels (interior wall components)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
marines (visual works)
seascapes
ships
villages
Oil on Panel
Seascape
Ship
Village
Maritime
Overmantel

Inscription

In felt tip pen, on a white round sticker in the back of the board's upper right is: 48 . In pencil, in the upper left is what looks to be: Groton and Eaton/ 1881 . [see exhibit history]

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

35 x 44.5 x 0.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1081

Places

Massachusetts (United States)