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Plate: Table Rock, Niagara

Object Number: 
1940.149
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in blue on underside of plate: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in banner with eagle and shield, with "TABLE ROCK/NIAGARA" below impressed: on underside of plate: "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED" and "SEMI CHINA" around eagle
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print; shell border; central image of "Table Rock, Niagara"; scene includes two small figures in lower foreground, with view of Niagara Falls and table rock at top. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 35)
Gallery Label: 
The dramatic Table Rock remained a popular tourist attraction at Niagara Falls until it cracked and fell into the depths below in 1850. This view is based on Russian artist Paul Svinin's watercolor, "Niagara Falls, Table Rock by Moonlight," published in "Picturesque Voyage in North America" (1818).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group