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Torrington's Mast Swamp
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 21 15/16 x 14 3/4in. (55.7 x 37.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing depicting men cutting down trees in a forest. In the foreground is a man wearing a tri-corner hat standing by a tree stump. He has one arm up in the air holding an ax and waving to another man in the background cutting down a tall tree. Another man holding a switch drives oxen pulling logs.
Use Note: Original drawing number 47 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.47.
Inscription: Hand-written in pencil at the upper left corner on recto of protective paper cover, "Air Express / Special Delivery - / Hucke", "#47". Notations hand-written in pencil at the bottom of the drawing read, "Per comments / by phone / #47 / 5 5/8' / 2166 /H & H / #2214"
Object Number: 1980.93.30
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