Cup plate: Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga

Object Number: 
1961.188
Date: 
1831-c. 1843
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: "R"
Description: 
Molded pearlware cup plate with purple transfer print decoration of view of mountain with trees and branches and abridged floral and beaded border. (Larsen, 3rd ed., nos. 383/384)
Gallery Label: 
The source of this view is a Thomas Cole painting, engraved and printed in 1831, entitled, "Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga." According to Larsen, "In 1826 Cole made several sketches of this old ruined fort near Lake Champlain, but only this view was published in I.T. Hinton's "History and Topography of the United States."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group