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Object ID 1874.003
Object Name Painting
Title Skaters on the Brandywine
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Henry Price through Dr. Lewis P. Bush
Date circa 1865
Artist Henry Price
Description Painting of the barley mill building on the right bank of the Brandywine river at what is now the foot of Adams Street by Henry C. Price (1837-1912). The painting shows a winter landscape scene with a mill building at the left side and a river with a dam in the middle ground. There are skaters on the ice above the dam and trees in the background. The mill began life as a barley mill in 1728 but by 1780 was a calico printing and dying works and later a cotton and carding mill before it burned down in 1857. There is a hand-written label on the back of the stretcher with text: "Presented by L. P. Bush / Painted by Henry Price / (son of Joseph Price) / formally [sic] of Brandywine)."
Dimensions H-25.5 L-36.5 D-2 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Henry Price
Provenance Gift of the artist through Dr. Lewis Potter Bush in April 1874. Henry C. Price (1837-1912) was a Wilmington native and son of Joseph T. and Matilda Sanderson Price. He was also related to the early Brandywine milling family of Joseph Tatnall (1740-1813) through his paternal grandmother, Margaret Tatnall Starr Price (1767-1841). Henry's family lived at 1301 Market Street in Wilmington and Henry's father was a partner in the Brandywine milling firm of J.T. & John S. Price. Henry Price resided in Wilmington until around 1870, when he relocated to Philadelphia. He is listed as a clerk and an artist at various times in both city directories.
Subjects Paintings
Mills
Ice skating
Landscape paintings
Search Terms Henry C. Price
Ice Skating
Brandywine River
Paintings
Art
Henry Price
Nineteenth Century
Mills
Wilmington
New Castle County
Material Oil on canvas
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE or Philadelphia, PA
Medium Oil on canvas