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  • Lion and Beavers Hooked Rug [Object]

    The presence of beavers in the pattern of this rug denotes Canadian influence as does the variety of fabrics used. The animals and flowers, however, are hooked in a raised...

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  • New England Gentleman [Object]

    Among the most celebrated of American folk painters, John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was his own greatest creation. The son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut, Brewster was born profoundly...

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  • Emma Thompson [Object]

    Sturtevant J. Hamblen was born into a family of decorative painters in Maine. Three of his brothers listed themselves in business directories as ‘House, sign and fancy painters’ but Sturtevant...

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  • Flying Geese Quilt [Object]

    This well-worn quilt must have been used a great deal during its lifetime. The fabrics are worn through in places, exposing the wadding between the layers. The colours of the...

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  • Uria Brunnichi [Object]

    Uria Brunnichii. Plate CCXLV. (Thick-billed Murre: Uria lomvia) While in Boston, Audubon obtained this adult bird from Eastport, Maine, packed in ice; he described this specimen as being 'fresh and...

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  • Star Quilt [Object]

    The delicate stars of this quilt have been pieced from diamonds cut from pink, cream, and brown patterned cotton. They have been beautifully framed by the sashing that runs between...

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  • Portrait of a Gentleman – Daniel Coker? [Object]

    Joshua Johnson is considered to be the first significant African-American artist. He worked in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1796 to 1824. It is not known whether he received formal training as...

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