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Three Member's of the Temperance Society.
1850-1851
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Ensign, Thayer & Co. , American, 1850 - 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/8 x 12 3/8in. (20.6 x 31.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: The heads of three horses are facing left as they drink water from a stone water trough. The horse on the far left has his mouth in the water. The two horses on the right have raised their heads, and water drips from their mouths in a thin stream. Water flows into the trough through a circular inlet at the left. A vine, possibly ivy, grows on the left. A branch with leaves is in the right foreground.
Source Note: The visual source is probably a painting by John Frederick Herring II (1815-1907). Although the specific source has not yet been identified, the composition is strikingly similar to that of The Frugal Meal, an 1847 painting by Herring now in the Tate Gallery in London. (Finlay 2/27/2004)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "THREE MEMBER'S OF THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. / 460." On verso, upper left, in blue pencil, "PRINT / BOX 6 / #7". In red ink, "958". In pencil: "#958"; lower left, "Dwr 38"; lower right, accession number.
Object Number: 1950.202.170
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