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Object ID 1950.027.010
Object Name Painting
Title Alrichs House
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Thomas G. Grier
Date 1896
Artist Robert Shaw
Description Framed, watercolor painting of the Alrichs house by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The painting depicts a view of the house from the left side at an angle. The house itself is painted brick with date irons for 1785 on the side of the chimney. This part is attached to an older clapboarded center section with a lean-to off it. The property has a white picket fence in front of it and sits just off a dirt road that can be seen in the right foreground. Several chickens are scratching about in the road. There is a framer's label for the Carspecken Scott Gallery, 1707 North Lincoln Street, Wilmington 19806 on the back. This house was demolished in 1965.
Dimensions H-15.5 W-21.25 D-0.875 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Provenance Mrs. Thomas (Susan I.) Grier was the sister of Mrs. Oliver I. Kimball of Newton Center, MA, who commissioned Robert Shaw to paint several watercolors of her family's ancestral homes in Delaware in 1896. Mrs. Kimball was the daughter of George Theodore Clark and Harriet Sellers Alrichs. She claimed descent though both parents from Tymen Stidham and Jean Paul Jaquet, while on her mother's side she was descended from Peter Alrichs.
Subjects Watercolors
Historic buildings
People Shaw, Robert
Search Terms Alrichs House
Robert Shaw
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Watercolor