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Brush - double pointed

Brush - double pointed
Title
Brush - double pointed
Date 
1815-1850
Medium 
Stained wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 5/8 x 3/8 in. (34.6 x 1 cm)
Description 
Stained/lacquered yellow wood handle, tapers to a point. Seamed, cylindrical metal ferrule. White bristles (damaged at end).
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1932.237b.55
Marks 
Winsor & Newton's 1863 trade catalogue, p. 88 and 89, advertises a brush like this as an "extra fine, double pointed hog hair brush" designed "after the patterns of some of the most Eminent Artists of the day."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group