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Fireboard

A work made of oil on pine panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on pine panel.

Date:

c. 1820

Artist:

Possibly “Stimp” (active c. 1820)
From the John Moseley House, Southbury, Connecticut

About this artwork

The fireplace and hearth served as the center of eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century American homes. In larger houses that had fireplaces in more than one room, they were often “dressed up” with paintings hung above the mantel and fireboards. The latter were especially common during the summer months, when they were utilized to beautify the gaping hole of the unused fireplace. This fireboard was painted right around 1820, when John Moseley completed the construction of a house on Main Street North in Southbury, Connecticut.

Status

On View, Gallery 169

Department

Arts of the Americas

Title

Fireboard

Place

Southbury (Object found in)

Date

c. 1820

Medium

Oil on pine panel

Dimensions

87.6 × 116.2 cm (34 1/4 × 45 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society; Quinn E. Delaney Fund; purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Herbert A. Vance, Charles C. Haffner III, and Jan Pavlovic

Reference Number

2011.44

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