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Art in Early America

North American Art from 1492-1865

The following collection includes objects, paintings, prints, and engravings from the early American period, 1492- 1865. Dramatic social, political, economic, and cultural changes occurred throughout this periodization represented in shifting visual and art worlds.

American;Artist Unknown
Theorem painting: Basket of Fruit
1835 – 1845
stenciled watercolor | paper
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
2002/1.179
American
Bowl, oblong with two handles
1830 – 1880
birch and walnut |
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.15
William Trost Richards
Point Judith Light
1865 – 1875
oil | canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Early
1978/1.170
American
Side Chair (one of a pair)
painted birch? |
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.32
Side profile of a woman, brown hair, green dress, hair curled in the back.
Alexander Ransom
Portrait of a Lady
1842 – 1865
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.29
American
Pembroke Table, with one side drawer
1800 – 1832
inlaid mahogany |
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.34
American
Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Mrs. W.R. Goodall (née Fanny Riley)
19th century
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.31
Man in a suit with grey hair, blue eyes and a white ruffle shirt down his chest.
Wellman Morrison
Samuel Alleyne Otis (1740-1814)
1846 – 1857
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.52
William Harry Warren Bicknell
Portrait
engraving | paper
Estate of Professor Arthur Lyon Cross
1940.388
Bust length portrait of caucasian male, light colored eyes, greying brown hair pulled away from face. Wearing a black jacket with sizable white cravat. Set against brown backdrop, resembling empty wooden shelving above sitter's right shoulder. (Larson 2/5/18) 
John Vanderlyn
James Monroe (1758-1831)
1800 – 1852
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.16
Half-length portrait of dark-haired woman wearing a brown dress, arms folded across her stomach, with an outward gaze. Larson 2/5/18<br />
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Alexander Ransom
Mrs. Newall (?)
1842 – 1865
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.20
Jacob Maentel
Portrait of a Man
1809 – 1850
watercolor with pen and ink, and graphite underlay | cream paper
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
2002/1.189

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American culture — by Lucy Kathryn Smith (May 17 2018 @ 9:06 am)
Folk art — by Lucy Kathryn Smith (May 17 2018 @ 9:08 am)
Material culture — by Lucy Kathryn Smith (May 17 2018 @ 9:07 am)
Portraits — by Lucy Kathryn Smith (May 17 2018 @ 9:07 am)

49 Collection Object Sources

Portrait (1940.388)
Portrait of a Man (2002/1.189)
Temperance (2002/1.183)
Landscape (1964/2.27)
Basket of Fruit (2002/1.184)
Mirror (1967/2.30)
Patchwork Quilt (1954/1.146)
Highboy (Tall-Boy) (1955/1.230A&B)

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