The attack on Bunker Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown the 17th of June 1775
- The attack on Bunker Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown the 17th of June 1775
Maine-based artist Mildred Burrage created many paintings and drawings throughout her career, which began in the early 20th-century. Burrage studied in both America and Europe, and created numerous impressionist works while staying in France. In the 1920s, she executed several relief-paintings based on historic maps, prints, engravings and photographs. The gesso relief painting displayed here is similar to a vignette illustrated in Sayer and Bennett's 1775 map "The Seat of War in New England." Here Burrage has enlarged the battle scene, and used a gesso (white paint mixture) build-up to show relief. She added gold leaf to the piece for added decorative flare.
- Burrage, Mildred G. (Mildred Giddings), 1890-1983
- Name on Item:
Mildred G. Burrage
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works
- 1 art original : painted gesso ; 68 x 62 cm, in frame 79 x 72 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Includes some military information.
Exhibited: "Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015-2016.
Painted gesso plaster, with land features shown in relief.
- Call #:
G3764.B6:2B8S3 1926 .B87