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AAS #:     

22
Name:  St. Paul’s Church, Boston
View:   

St. Paul’s Church

Description:    Platter, 9.5” x 7” in dark blue with repetitive rose and leaf medallion border. St. Paul’s Church, which is centered on the face of the platter is a one-story, ionic-columned church with five windows displayed on the right side of the building. There is a four-story brick building to the left of the church, a feathery-leaved tree and an English-style cottage to the right with a picket fence, and three figures and a dog walking in front of the Church along the cobblestone street. The cornerstone of St. Paul’s Church was laid on September 4, 1819, on Common Street, Boston (today Tremont Street) between Winter and West Streets. The church was consecrated on June 30, 1820. 
Potter:

John & William Ridgway, 1814-1830 (Cauldon Place) Hanley

Date: ca. 1825
Artist: Abel Bowen (1790-1850) Artist and Engraver      
Marks:

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

View Source: The view transferred onto the plate by Ridgway’s potters is after a drawing and  engraving by Abel Bowen which was published facing page 138 in his Bowen’s Picture of Boston...Boston: Abel Bowen, 1829.(AAS: LML Bost Bowe B829)
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