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The Story of the Saturday Evening Girls and their Paul Revere Pottery
Autumn-Winter 2006
It is said that every object tells a story. A mug recently given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, quite literally tells one (Fig. 1); inscribed on the side of the mug are the words: "In the forest must always be a nightingale and in the soul a faith...
Vincent Van Gogh: Meiji Art from the Khalili Collection
Autumn/Winter 2006
The artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) had a great regard for Japanese prints: ukiyoe colour woodcuts. Indeed, he wrote to his brother, Theo, that looking at them made him feel
Coming of Age on the Piscataqua: The Marine Paintings of John Blunt
Aug-Sept 2006
Perhaps because of his short life and the relative scarcity of work signed and dated by John Samuel Blunt (1798-1835) scholarship has been somewhat sparse on this artist. Since beginning a catalogue raisonné on Blunt in 2005, building on earlier...
Conservation of a Boulle Marquetry Bracket Clock
Aug-Sept 2006
The technique of veneering a combination of metal and horn, tortoiseshell, ivory, or mother-of-pearl onto a wood substrate was a highly refined method of surface decoration employed during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Europe....
Fine Art as an Investment: James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
Aug-Sept 2006
Considered among the finest painters of the sailing vessel, the English-born James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is renowned for his ability to render maritime action with exacting detail. During the second half of the nineteenth century....
Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light
Aug-Sept 2006
The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates the opening of its new Native American gallery with Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light, an exhibition that crosses boundaries of time and geography, materials and techniques to explore meaning in...
Investing in Antiques: Scrimshaw
Aug-Sept 2006
"The trickiest area of collecting in American folk or maritime art is scrimshaw." So say Janice Hyland and Alan Granby of Hyland Granby Antiques, scholars/dealers in maritime folk art based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The reason for this, according to...
Lesser Known Treasures of the The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Aug-Sept 2006
The elegant Georgian mansion known as the Moffatt-Ladd House (Fig. 1) was built by merchant John Moffatt in 1763 for his only son, an aspiring young merchant. The house was occupied by six generations of the Moffatt and Ladd families, including...
Redwood Library and Athenaeum: Collections Spanning Centuries Secured for Future
Aug-Sept 2006
At the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island, rare books, portraiture, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts representing almost three centuries of the collective interests of its founders and members are secure for the future with...
Silhouettes in the Sky: The Art of the Weathervane
Aug-Sept 2006
Weathervanes and weathercocks are objects of admiration, affection, and awe. Used in America as rooftop decorations and wind direction indicators for hundreds of years, they have their roots in both religious and secular traditions....
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