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Small earthenware plate with red transfer-print pattern depicting "Monte Video," the circa 1810 summer retreat of Daniel Wadsworth. The property was situated on the summit of Talcott Mountain west of Hartford, Connecticut, and included a 55 foot high viewing tower and mountain lake. The transfer-print image depicts a rural landscape with a couple seated on rocks beside a lake. In the distance at left is a house and, at right, a wooded mountain with observation tower. Border pattern of rose bouquets alternating with shell figures.
lakes (bodies of water)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
women (female humans)
"MONTE VIDEO/ CONNECTICUT/ U.S.[in cartouche with eagle] (printed)
William Adams & Sons (Maker)
Tunstall, England, Staffordshire
3/4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.
Talcott Mountain (Hartford county, Connecticut) [peak]
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)
Title Soup plate Accession Number 1980.68