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Object ID 1915.002.004
Object Name Etching
Title Grace M.E. Church
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Robert Shaw
Date 1893
Artist Robert Shaw
Makers mark There is a printed "Rob Shaw 1893" signature and "Rob Shaw" in pencil near the lower left corner.
Description Unframed, black & white etching of Grace United Methodist Church at 9th and West Streets in Wilmington by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The building was designed by Thomas Dixon and built in 1868. The etching depicts a view of a Victorian Gothic style church building with two towers from a street corner. There are two horse-drawn carriages visible on the street in addition to five pedestrians (two couples and one lone woman). The image has a printed "Rob Shaw 1893" in the lower left corner and a "Rob Shaw" in pencil, also near the lower left corner. There is old pencil text written on the back: "Grace M.E. Church / Wilmington / Del. / From Rob Shaw Estate / March 1915."
Dimensions H-24 W-17 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; image only size is 15" x 21"
Provenance Gift to the Society from the estate of the artist.
Subjects Etchings
Methodist churches
People Shaw, Robert
Search Terms Grace United Methodist Church
Robert Shaw
Thomas Dixon
Ninth Street
West Street
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Etching on paper