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Box 13

Emma Augusta Cross Various Media; Cross Family Archive Items

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Box 13 Folder 1 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Delphinium]; watercolor. (35.5 x 25 cm). no date.

White Delphinium flowering plant with a long stem, white petals and several large leaves; visible beneath are the roots of the plant.

Box 13 Folder 2 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Sweet Peas]; colored pencil. (21 x 17.5 cm). no date.

Pink and white Sweet Pea flowers with curly tendrils and leaves; the flowers are facing different directions.

Box 13 Folder 3 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Violets]; watercolor. (32 x 16 cm). no date.

Violets gathered in a long bunch with leaves and fern-like plants interspersed between. Note: pencil annotations on reverse.

Box 13 Folder 4 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Cows at a bridge]; pen and ink. Image: (11 x 15.5 cm) matte: (21 x 25 cm). no date.

Image featuring a bridge to the left with two arches over a body of water. To the right, on land are two cows. In the distance are several bare trees and a house with a fence. There are several birds in the sky and a man walking over the bridge. Image is signed in the lower right “EAC 1874” See Box 9 Folder 1 for similar print.

Box 13 Folder 5 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Portrait of a young boy]; pen, ink and wash. (38 x 30.5 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of a young boy with curly hair facing the viewer, head turned left. He is wearing a cap with button and a shirt with ruffles; he has wide eyes and full lips. See lithographed image in Box 8 Folder 27.

Box 13 Folder 6 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Ornamental pattern]; pen, ink and watercolor. (52.5 x 36 cm). no date.

Ornamental image featuring decorative flourishes, dots, leaves, stems and flowers interlocking; the petals of the flowers are light blue and the rest of the pattern is dark green with black details. Image may possibly be example of wallpaper. Note: image not unmatted for inventory.

Box 13 Folder 7 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Portrait of a woman from the back]; pen, ink and wash. (28 x 21 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of a woman from the back facing right; she has long flowing hair which is partly tied back but loose at the ends. Her mouth is open and her eyes are wide. Image is annotated on the bottom “Fear”.

Box 13 Folder 8 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Father]; charcoal. (43 x 32.5 cm). no date.

Bust portrait featuring a bald man with a long gray beard and white hair from the nape of his neck. He is turned right; he has a large nose and wrinkles on his forehead and thick eyebrows. He is wearing a dark coat and a white collared shirt with a black tie. Note: image not unmatted for inventory.

Box 13 Folder 9 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Portrait of a young girl]; pencil. (45.5 x 36 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of a young girl facing left. She is wearing a white ruffled shirt with broach and a necklace; her hands appear folded. She has wide full eyes and lips and her wavy hair is partially tied back with a bow. Note: image is highlighted with white chalk. See also Box 13 Folder 10.

Box 13 Folder 10 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Portrait of a young girl]; pencil. (46 x 38 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of a young girl facing right. She Is wearing a white shirt with ruffles and collar, a broach and a necklace around her neck. Her hands are folded in front. She has wide full eyes and her wavy hair is partially tied back. Image is signed in the lower left “EAC”. Note: image may be the same child (or sibling to) the young girl in Box 13 Folder 9.

Box 13 Folder 11 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Portrait of a young child]; pencil. (54.5 x 38 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of a young child with a white collar facing the viewer eyes looking slightly right. The child has large full eyes with eyelashes, large lips and light hair curled slightly around his/her ears and forehead. Image is signed in the lower left “EAC”.

Box 13 Folder 12 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933) attributed. [Portrait of an unknown man]; charcoal. (55 x 43 cm). no date.

Bust portrait of an unknown man facing the viewer turned slightly right. He has dark hair combed off his forehead and a chin beard. His hair is curled slightly above his ears. He is wearing a dark coat, white collared shirt and tie.

Box 13 Folder 13 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). Adiantum pedatum. Maidenhair; pressed fern. (35.5 x 28 cm). no date.

Pressed botanical specimen of Adiantum pedatum or Maidenhair; a fern. The stems are sewn into the page and there is a light sheet as a cover labeled at the top with “EAC”

Box 13 Folder 14 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). Cystopteris; pressed fern. (35.5 x 28 cm). no date.

Pressed botanical specimen of Cystopteris; a fern. The stems are sewn into the page and there is a light sheet as a covered labeled at the top “EAC”

Box 13 Folder 15 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). Osmunda regalis; Royal Flowering Fern; pressed fern. (35.5 x 28 cm). no date.

Pressed botanical specimen of Osmunda regalis; Royal Flowering Fern; a fern. The stems are sewn into the page as are the dried flowering branches. There is a light sheet as a covered labeled at the top “EAC”

Box 13 Folder 16 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). Aspidium acrostichoides – Var. Incisum; pressed fern. (35.5 x 28 cm). no date.

Pressed botanical specimen of Aspidium acrostichoides; a fern. The stems are sewn into the page. There is a light sheet as a covered [detached] labeled at the top “EAC”

Box 13 Folder 17 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). Polypodium Dryopteris; pressed fern. (35.5 x 28 cm). no date.

Pressed botanical specimen of Polypodium Dryopteris; a fern. The stems are sewn into the page. There is a light sheet as a covered labeled at the top “EAC”

Box 13 Folder 18 Free Evening Industrial Drawing Schools, Boston, MA. Certificate; relief and calligraphy. (33 x 22.5 cm). 1886.

Certificate with ornamental border at the top, bottom and left side featuring angels, cherubs, wreaths, statuary, trees with birds and a medallion. The diploma certificate is for Emma Cross for having passed examinations in Free-hand drawing at the Warren Avenue Free Evening Drawing School. Signed Charles T. Gallagher May 1886.

Box 13 Folder 19 Free Evening Industrial Drawing Schools, Boston, MA. Certificate; relief and calligraphy. (21.5 x 27.5 cm). 1884.

Certificate from the Boston Public Schools to certify Emma A. Cross passed examinations in Free hand for one year’s instruction. Signed May 1884 Charles C. Perkins and Henry Hitchings.

Box 13 Folder 20 Cross Family. [House in a landscape]; oil on canvas. (28.5 x 41 cm). no date.

Image featuring a large colonial-style house painted gold with green shutters, two chimneys and a front porch with white pillars. There is a detached barn to the far left with a cupola and what appears to be stables to the left. In the foreground are numerous trees and a stone wall.

Box 13 Folder 21 Cross Family. [Mushrooms]; oil on canvas. (24 x 41 cm). no date.

Different mushrooms in shades of white, gold, red, orange and variegated; they are different sizes, shapes, and some have spots. The mushrooms as set in a landscape with grasses and plants.

Box 13 Folder 22 Robbins. Joppa - Newburyport; etching. (24 x 31 cm). 1883.

Landscape image featuring buildings to the right bordered by a high, wooden fence and a bare tree. To the left is what appears to be a frozen or snow covered port with several canoe boats. Image is signed in the lower right “Robbins. 83”

Box 13 Folder 23 Herrick, Henry Walker (1824-1906). Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs; wood engraving. (29 x 42.5 cm). December 29, 1866.

Illustration from the periodical Harper’s Weekly featuring a man and several young children steering two young claves through the snow in the woods. They are hauling a palette with tree branches, possibly firs. The two calves have bells on their neck and all four people are wearing hats, gloves and coats. In the distance is a house with a smoking chimney and a fence.

Box 13 Folder 24 Herrick, Henry Walker (1824-1906). Life on the Farm; wood engraving. Sheet size: (40.5 x 59 cm). August 10, 1867.

Image entitled “Life on the Farm” featuring four large vignette scenes bordered by six smaller scenes. The smaller scenes are of a boy fishing entitled “Trout Brook” and a young girl tending to sheep and chicks and chickens called “Children’s Care” and a young man driving the cows. To the right are several children gathering nuts, two young men one with a horse and one with a calf and a man milking a cow. The four larger scenes feature Reaping, Mowing, Ploughing and Sowing. Note: image is the centerfold of the entire included issue of Harper’s Weekly.

Box 13 Folder 25 Schick, L after various artists. [Four engravings after paintings]; engravings. Sheet size: (50.5 x 70 cm). no date.

Four images; first one is titled “Lady with playing kitten After the painting of Karl Winnenberg” featuring a finely dressed woman from the back holding up a her skirt. A black and white kitten is playing with the hem of her dress. The second image is a bust portrait of a woman wearing a low cut dress and furs around her shoulders. Her hair is pinned back and she is wearing a decorative head band. It is titled “A young Patriciain. From a painting by Hermann Schmiechen.” The third image is titled “Henry VIII. And Anna Boleyn from a painting by Carl Piloty.” Showing a dramatic scene with Henry VIII seated to the left at a table looking over at Ann who is on her knees. Behind her is a woman holding her up and two women whispering. There is a man in black holding his gloves and two soldiers. The fourth and final image is called “Mother’s love. After the painting of Paul Martin” and features a woman with long hair holding onto a child with light colored hair wearing a white smock. The child is reaching for the mother’s earring. To the right is a bed. All four images are labeled in the lower left “L. Schick, Chicago.”

Box 13 Folder 26 Mallory, R.P. J.F. Cross’s camp at Point Pines, Revere; pencil. (13.5 x 21.5 cm). January 1886.

Image featuring a campsite on the water. There is a small structure to the left and to the right a small building made of wood with a smoking pipe coming through its roof. There are three figures in the scene at the water’s edge. In the water are several canoes. Image is signed in the lower left “R.P. Mallory” Note: image has been detached from its matte. Matte indicates image is “To Emma A Cross with respects of R.P.M. Jan 1886”

Box 13 Folder 27 Hurd & Ward, North Adams, Mass. Compresser [sic] Building, Machine Shop, &c.; photographic print mounted on cardstock. (35 x 44 cm). no date.

Image featuring several factory buildings and houses at a river’s edge. To the left are what appear to be tracks, a small hut and piles of rocks. To the right are trees and the side of a heavily-wooded mountain.

Box 13 Folder 28 Hurd & Ward, North Adams, Mass. Compresser [sic] Building, Machine Shop, &c.; photographic print mounted on cardstock. (35 x 44 cm). no date.

Box 13 Folder 29 Bullard, C.E. Monadnock Landscape; photographic print mounted on cardstock. (36 x 45.5 cm). no date.

Landscape image featuring tall reeds and grasses in the foreground. Behind, is a lake and a small island to the left. In the far distance is a mountain covered in trees.

 


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