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Object ID 1950.027.016
Object Name Watercolor
Title Tymen Stidham House
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Thomas G. Grier
Date 1896
Artist Robert Shaw
Makers mark R. Shaw - signed lower left corner
Description Framed watercolor painting of the Tymen Stidham house (also known as the Jonas Stidham house) by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The painting depicts a view from the left of a small house with a gambrel roof on one section and a peaked roof on the other with a small shed lean-to attached. The house stands near a body of water at the right and has a small rowboat pulled up on shore. The house was located on 14th Street, near Poplar, on the Brandywine in Wilmington and was demolished in 1888. There is a framer's label on the back for the Carspecken Scott Gallery, 1707 North Lincoln Street, Wilmington 19806.
Dimensions H-18.5 W-26.5 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
Landscape paintings
Historic buildings
People Shaw, Robert
Stidham, Tyman
Search Terms Tymen Stidham House
Jonas Stidham House
Nineteenth Century
Robert Shaw
New Castle County
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Watercolor