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Object ID 1951.020.004
Object Name Painting
Title George Read I House
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Colonel George Ross Rede
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1920
Artist Charles M. Lang
Made Charles M. Lang
Description Framed, oil on canvas painting of the home of George Read I 1733-1798) in New Castle. This painting is a fanciful recreation by the artist Charles M. Lang (1860-1934), since the property was destroyed by fire in 1824. The painting depicts a Colonial brick house in a landscape with trees. The house has three stories and stands near a body of water. A horse and carriage stands in front of the house and there are three figures walking in the grounds. The frame is elaborately carved and gilded and has a plaque at the center of the lower edge: "Mansion / of / His Excellency George Read / "the Signer" / New Castle, Delaware, 1776 / By Chas. M. Lang".
Dimensions H-17.25 L-22 D-2 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Colonel George Rede
Provenance Gift of Colonel George Ross Rede of Schenectady, New York, a descendant of George Read I.
Subjects Art
People Read I, George
Search Terms New Castle
George Read I House
Read House
Charles M. Lang
Charles Lang
Historic Houses
Medium Oil on canvas