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Object ID 1950.027.002
Object Name Etching
Title Old Barley Mill on the Brandywine
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Thomas G. Grier
Date 1890
Artist Robert Shaw
Makers mark The etching has a printed and penciled "Rob Shaw" signature in the lower right corner.
Description Unframed, black and white etching of the Old Barley Mill on the Brandywine by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The winter landscape scene depicts a wooden mill building with its water wheel at the left side of the picture. The right half depicts the dam and frozen river with ice skaters. The mill was built in 1728 and stood on the bank of the river at the foot of what is now Adams Street. It burned down in January 1857. The etching has a printed and penciled "Rob Shaw" signature in the lower right corner. There is a small remarque of a child on a sled in the lower right corner. There is printed script text just above the image in the upper left corner: "copyrighted 1890 by Robert Shaw, Wilmington, Del."
Dimensions H-22 W-31.5 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; image only size is 25 3/4" x 15 1/4".
Owned Mrs. Oliver I. Kimball
Provenance Mrs. Thomas (Susan I.) Grier was the sister of Mrs. Oliver I. Kimball of Newton Center, MA, who purchased several paintings and etchings from Robert Shaw 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 Etchings
Historic buildings
Mills
People Shaw, Robert
Search Terms Robert Shaw
Etchings
Mills
Brandywine River
Ice Skating
Nineteenth Century
Wilmington
New Castle County
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Etching on paper