Henry Clay Cross and Emma Augusta Cross Watercolors and Charcoal; Cross Family Archive Items - Watercolors
Cross ES Folder 1 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Detail of a sculpture]; charcoal. (52 x 68 cm). ca. 1886.
Architectural detail of a sculpture, perhaps the head of a decorative column. In the upper left is a circular dragon bent towards its tail; there are also numerous floral and ornamental flourishes. To the right is a portion of a semi-circle, partially shaded. Image is signed in the middle center “Emma A. Cross”. Sheet features stamp for City of Boston Industrial School.
Cross ES Folder 2 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Sculpture of a bust of an unknown man]; charcoal. (65 x 46.5 cm). ca. 1886.
Drawing of a sculpture of a bust on a flat surface facing slightly right. The bust is of an older man with hair curled at his ears and a full gray and white beard; the figure has a headband on and appears Classical. The image may perhaps be a bust of Homer. Image is signed in the lower right “Emma A. Cross”. Sheet features stamp for City of Boston Industrial School.
Cross ES Folder 3 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Detail of a column or sculpture]; charcoal. (46 x 70 cm). 1885.
Architectural vertical detail of a column or a sculpture. Central in the sculpture is a repeating floral motif of flowers with petals, tendrils and circular leaves. Visible protruding from the centers’ of the flowers are pistons. At the top and bottom of the motif are braded strands repeating across the length of the sculpture. Image is signed in the lower left “Emma A. Cross 1885” and in the lower right “Emma A. Cross”. Note: image is missing the upper right hand corner. Sheet features stamp for City of Boston Industrial School.
Cross ES Folder 4 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933). [Detail of a sculpture]; charcoal. (68.5 x 38.5 cm). 1885.
Architectural detail of a piece of sculpture. The image is a motif of leaves, grapes, flowers, and stems which circulate around a flower in the upper left hand corner. The image is bordered heavily in gray charcoal. Image is signed in the lower left “Emma A. Cross”. Sheet features stamp for City of Boston Industrial School.
Cross ES Folder 5 Unknown artist. [Landscape with water and trees]; watercolor. (41 x 38 cm). No date.
Landscape drawing featuring a vertical landscape with trees in the far distance, clouds and the suggestion of hills. In the foreground, a stream or brook winds through the field/marshland. A small flat bridge, possibly a plank of wood, connects the two pieces of land.
Cross ES Folder 6 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Rock ledge and field with people]; watercolor. (48.5 x 29.5 cm). No date.
Landscape featuring a large rock ledge with a white face to the left; there are trees growing at the top and to its base. In the distance are rolling white hills. In the foreground is a worn path with several figures walking across a field. There are several trees to the right. Image is signed in the lower right “H. C. Cross” Note: image not unmated for inventory.
Cross ES Folder 7 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913) attributed. [Provincetown]; watercolor. (30.5 x 50.5 cm). 1896.
Landscape image featuring a large, central sand dune covered at the top with grasses and plants. To the left are several smaller, rolling dunes with vegetation and grasses on their exterior. In the far distance is a body of water. Image is similar to Box 6 Folder 13 and Box 7 Folder 10 and 11.
Cross ES Folder 8 Wagner, Jacob (1855-1899). [Camp on the Isle of Shoals]; watercolor. (34.5 x 50 cm). No date.
Image featuring a single-story camp site made of a timber-structure with an open front and sloping gray roof with some shingles missing. In front of the structure is a bridge/deck with railing elevating it as a walkway. The building is surrounded by trees and thick forest lies behind it. Image is signed in the lower right “J. Wagner”. Note: title supplied by Diana Koreznik. Cardstock on back reads “Bissell”