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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

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Title:
The attack on Bunker Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown the 17th of June 1775
Description:
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.
Artist:
Burrage, Mildred G. (Mildred Giddings), 1890-1983
Name on Item:
Mildred G. Burrage
Date:
[1926]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Objects/Artifacts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 art original : painted gesso ; 68 x 62 cm, in frame 79 x 72 cm
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Notes:
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.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_014681
Call #:
G3764.B6:2B8S3 1926 .B87
Barcode:
39999065704346