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PANTRY & HEARTH at THE 1775 BARN
Terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Baptiste Nini, 1717-1786, signed NINI F. 1777 and inscribed 'B. FRANKLIN AMERICAN'. Nini produced an extremely successful series of nine different images of Franklin, which were cast from molds, carved directly into wax, then hand detailed by Nini before the casts were baked. In this example, the patriot is portrayed in a fur cap and contemporary clothing of his period. This same version is also in the collection of The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, The Los Angeles Museum of Art and The National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Amos Doolittle, 1754-1832, copper engraving of John Davenport, the first minister of New Haven, CT. Known as "the Revere of Connecticut", Doolittle was a self taught engraver and silversmith, born in Cheshire, CT and settled in New Haven, 9 1/2'' by 6 1/4''.
18th C. hand colored engraving of the Burning of New York City by the British in 1776 by F.X. Habermann.
Frame measures 23 1/2'' x 19 3/4'', image measures 16'' x 11 1/2''. On the night of September 21, 1776, NYC
was ablaze, while British and American troops fought for control. Both sides blamed each other's partisans for igniting the conflagration, which consumed almost one-third of the City. Nathan Hale (1755-1776) was among those arrested by British soldiers in the aftermath. The scene represents British Redcoats beating civilians
and African-Americans looting, as the buildings are on fire with billowing smoke. Another example of this engraving, is in the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.