Blog Category: Reading List

Rush Light

Oct 29, 2020

Rush Light, American, c. 18th Century Medium: Wrought Iron – K 118 Museum Purchase in 1952 This Saturday is All Hallows Eve as well as a full moon–October’s second full […]

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Plaster Cast of Dining Room Mantel

Oct 22, 2020

Plaster Cast of Dining Room Mantel, Annapolis, Maryland, 1941 PC 13 Created for Paul Mellon as a model for Brick House While a student at St. John’s College in the […]

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Chest of Drawers

Oct 16, 2020

Maker: John Shaw, American, (1745-1829) Medium: Oak, Mahogany Veneer, secondary woods tulip poplar, yellow pine, sweet gum back F72 Purchased by Marvin Ross in 1951 This elegant yet simple chest of drawers shows the convergence of […]

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George III Mirror

Sep 25, 2020

George III Mirror In the Chippendale Style, English, c. 1770 Maker: Unknown Medium: Mahogany with Gilt Eagle F73 Gift of Mrs. Carroll Van Ness 1954 Location: Currently on exhibition for […]

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Duck Tureens, Meissen, Germany c. 1745

Sep 18, 2020

Maker: Meissen Factory, Modeler Johann Joachim Kandler (1706-1775) Medium: Hard Paste Porcelain Museum Purchase in 1955 Early Americans turned to Europe for inspiration on fashion, architecture, and even dining.  These […]

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The map

Sep 10, 2020

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina, Virginia c. 1775 (Sixth edition, original […]

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Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins Goldsborough

Sep 5, 2020

Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins Goldsborough (1707-1771) and Grandchild, Robins Chamberlain (1768-1773) Talbot County, Maryland, c. 1770 Artist: John Hesselius (1728-1778), American Medium: Oil on Canvas P80 Donated by Charlotte Fletcher […]

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Drawing Set

Aug 27, 2020

Burslem, England, c. 18th century  Medium: Enamel E1 Gift of Irwin Untermyer in 1949 The exquisite collection of furniture and fine art acquired for the Hammond-Harwood House has benefited from the […]

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Alexander Hosack

Aug 21, 2020

Artist: John Trumball, American, (1756-1843) Medium: Oil on Canvas P64 Donated by John Hampton Barnes in 1979 This 1806 oil on canvas by John Trumball depicts Alexander Hosack of New York City. […]

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