Plate

Object Number: 
1961.98
Date: 
1825-1827
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "Jefferson, Washington, Lafayette, & Clinton sold at auction in 1937 for $105.00" printed: on adhesive label on underside of plate: "38" [collector's label] typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "PARK
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print of Park Theatre and the "Entrance of the Canal into the Hudson at Albany"; rim of plate has oak leaf and acorn transfer print with four medallion portraits at top of Jefferson, Lafayette, Clinton, and Washington; at bottom of rim is view of the entrance to the Erie Canal at Albany; central image is a New York street scene showing the Park Theatre.
Gallery Label: 
The Park Theatre was built on Park Row in 1797-98. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the Park Theatre dominated dramatic activity in New York City and offered dramatic fare for patrons of all classes.
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