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This fireboard is from the Ryther house in Bernardston, Massachusetts, is attributed to Jared Jessup. Fireboards customarily covered a fireplace opening during the warm months when fires were unnecessary. The artist painted this fireboard to match a painted vase of flowers on the Ryther house parlor wall. Above the fireplace in the parlor is a harbor scene reminiscent of the overmantel panel from the nearby Burke Tavern in Bernardston.


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creator   Jared Jessup [Attributed to]
date   c. 1813
location   Bernardston, Massachusetts
width   52.875"
height   36.625"
process/materials   oil on board
accession #   #1891.16.01

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Burke Tavern Overmantel Panel


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