Untitled (House and stream)

Untitled (House and stream)

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Description (Brief)
Black and white print of a woodland scene depicting a small house in front of a wide flowing stream. The stream runs below or up to a stone arched stone section of the house.
This print was produced from a drawing by Bass Otis. It was created on a lithographic stone made of limestone from Munich, Germany that had been presented to the American Philoophical Society by Thomas Dobson of Philadelphia. The stone had been signed out In May 1819 for the purpose of experimenting by Otis and scientist Dr. Samuel Brown. The printing was done by Otis and published in the July 1819 issue of The Analectic Magazine. It is generally accepted as the first American lithograph.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
Otis, Bass
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 3 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Communication, magazines
Chronology: before 1820
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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