Large Drawer Drawings R35B Drawers 5-6 and Server Room
Item 1 L.E.W. [Washburn & Moen South Works - Worcester, Mass]; Pen, ink and wash. Framed image: (21 ½ x 40 1/8 in) (54 x 102 cm). 1899. [Old number: no old number] Enlarge
A scene featuring various mill buildings and smoke stacks producing thick black smoke; running through the grounds are several trains, train tracks, cars, bridges, horses and a few people. In the foreground are multiple homes, a body of water and trees. Image signed in the lower right, "L.E.W." and annotated in the lower left, "Woodbury Company." Slip of paper stapled on reverse reads: "Washburn & Moen South Works - Worcester, Mass 1899 American Steel & Wire Company." Note: image not unframed for inventory.
Item 2 Wilcox, Mary A. Ladd. [Mount Vernon and Washington's tomb]; Chalk. Framed image: (26 3/4 x 35 in) (68 x 89 cm). ca. 1850. Gift of Mary F. Wilcox, 1944. [Old number: no old number] Enlarge
Image featuring Mount Vernon, with cupola, on a hill on the left; in the foreground on the left is the Tomb of Washington with a white facade, black rectangular entrance and several columns. To the right is the Potomac River with two people in a small canoe and several small boats with sails. In the distance are numerous rolling hills. To the left of the water is a small gazebo. The scene is heavily bordered with trees and one large one, in the foreground to the right, is wrapped in vines and shades much of the scene. Card on reverse reads "Crayon view of Mount Vernon made about 1850 by Mary A. Ladd Wilcox in Sharon, Vermont, probably copied from an engraving. Presented to AAS by Mary F. Wilcox of Westborough, Mass. August 12, 1944. See letter in AAS Archives." Note: image has been drawn on sandpaper. Image based on "Residence and Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon, on the Potomac" by Archibal L. Dick (ca. 1805-ca. 1855) located in Box 51 Folder 9 of the U.S. Views Collection. Additional copy of engraving published by the London Printing and Publishing Company was engraved by W. H. Capone also in Box 51 Folder 9 of the U.S. Views Collection. Note: image not unframed for inventory.
Item 3 Unknown artist. [Image of a waterfall]; Pastel. (33 ½ x 23 5/8 in) (85 x 60 cm). No date. Gift of Herbert H. Hosmer. [Old number: no old number] Enlarge
Landscape image with a waterfall cresting over a rock ledge. In the foreground to the right is a tall pine tree. Bordering the rock ledge are additional pine trees. The water from the fall cascades over rocks and fallen tree limbs in the foreground. Note: image has heavy damage resulting from the pastel lifting off the paper. Note: image may be a companion piece to Item 4 in the Large Drawer Drawings.
Item 4 Chandler, J. [River rapids and mountains]; Pastel. (33 ½ x 23 5/8 in) (85 x 60 cm). No date. Gift of Herbert H. Hosmer. [Old number: no old number] Enlarge
Landscape image featuring river rapids running in a valley. In the distance is a snow capped mountain and to the right of it another mountain. Bordering the river are numerous trees, some of which have foliage. The rapids are rushing against rocks and fallen tree limbs which are visible in the foreground. Image is signed in the lower right, "J. Chandler." Note: image may be a companion piece to Item 3 in the Large Drawer Drawings. Note: image not unframed for inventory.
Item 5 Beauley, William Jean (1874-1937). [Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago ]; Pencil and watercolor. (28 1/4 x 50 3/4 in) (72 x 129 cm). 20th century. Gift of John Seelye, 1991. [Old number: no old number] Enlarge
Image featuring a long domed building with numerous columns and two wings; in the foreground is a body of water mirroring the building. Additional domed buildings are to the right and to the left of the central one. In the foreground to the left are two large bare trees. Typed card on reverse reads: "Watercolor for the Building of the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago. Beauley was born in Joliet, Ill 1874. Pupil of Henri and Maratta in N.Y. Yvon in Paris Member N.Y. Arch. League, Phil. Art Club. Art Fund Society. Awarded Arch. League prize in 1912. Listed in Benezit, Mantle, Fielding, etc." The building is the only remaining building from the 1893 World's Columbian exposition. Note: item located in AAS Server Room and was not unframed for inventory.