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Plaque

Object Number: 
X.69
Date: 
1837-1850
Medium: 
Lead-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 13 x 1/4 in. ( 24.1 x 33 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Transfer-printed lead-glazed earthenware (pearlware) plaque or slab; rectangular plaque with black transfer-print of view of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. looking up Pennsylvania Avenue on obverse, with pink transfer-print of Fort Hamilton and the Narrows, New York, on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
The views of the Capitol and Fort Hamilton are taken from drawings by W.H. Bartlett, which were published in London in 1837 and 1838. Staffordshire potters Thomas Goodwin (active 1829-1843) and William Ridgway are known to have used these prints on ceramics.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group