View of the Edward Cruft Mansion

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1855-1875

GUSN

GUSN-40906

Description

Watercolor painting in gray and black of the Edward Cruft Mansion, 5 Pearl Street, Boston, built in 1810. Federal style house with portico entrance. Two chimneys on main house block, third chimney on ell. Wrought iron fence in front. Plain wood frame. Various hand-written and typed notes on back describing watercolor and family history.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watercolors (paintings)
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Watercolor
House
Fence
Architecture
Painting

Inscription

"This is a corretc view of the / Mansion House in Pearl Street / Boston, owned + occupied by Edward / Cruft for many years, and taken down / in 1845, and a block of stores- (Cruft / Block) built on the ground." (Black ink)
"From / WILLIAMS & EVERETT, / MANUFACTURERS OF / Looking-Glasses and Picture Frames, / IMPORTERS OF / Looking-Glass Plates, / AND DEALERS IN / PAINTINGS, ENGRAVINGS, / And other Works of Art, / No. 234 WASHINGTON STREET...BOSTON. / Dudley Williams. William Everett." (Printed)
"530 / Cruft" (Pencil)
"MANSION HOUSE OF EDWARD CRUFT, 5 PEARL STREET, BOSTON, BUILT IN 1810. Built 1810, destroyed 1845 and the Cruft Block built on the site. / Mr. Cruft was born in Boston, 22 Nov. 1776 and died there 23 Sept. 1866 in his house on / Temple Place. He married at Boston, 9 Aug. 1810, Elizabeth Storer Smith who was born in / Boston 1789, died in Boston 1859." (typed)

Associated Building

Subject Edward Cruft Mansion,

Additional Identification Number

A908

Maker

Williams & Everett (Framer)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1934.3077

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)