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AAS #:     

10
Name: 

Octagon Church, Boston

View:   

New South

Description:   

Soup plate, 10” in dark blue with repetitive rose and leaf medallion border. New South Church is centered on the face of the plate framed by feathery-leaved trees on the right and left, with residences in the left and right background. A chaise driven by a lone rider on a horse is in the foreground of the view.

Potter: John & William Ridgway, 1814-1830 (Cauldon Place) Hanley
Date: ca. 1825
Artist:

Joseph Andrews (1806-1873) Illustrator; Abel Bowen (1790-1850) Engraver

Marks:

Printed on back of plate in blue cartouche: (above) BEAUTIES of AMERICA, (within cartouche) OCTAGON CHURCH/BOSTON (below cartouche) J & W RIDGWAY. 

View Source:

The view transferred onto the soup plate by Ridgway’s potters is a line engraving by Abel Bowen after a drawing by Joseph Andrews   published by Bowen facing page 153 in his book entitled: Bowen’s Picture of Boston, or The Citizen’s and Stranger’s Guide to the Metropolis of Massachusetts, and its Environs. Boston: Abel Bowen, 1829. (AAS: LML Bost Bowe B829).  The octagonal-shaped New South Church was built between Bedford and Summer Streets in Boston and dedicated on December 29, 1814. 

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