Mill Grove Farm, Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania

Object Number: 
1946.161
Date: 
1820-1830
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/4 x 24 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 41.3 x 61.9 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: not signed
Description: 
View shows the stone farm house on the hill, and in the foreground the dam and millrace on Perkiomen Creek, which furnished power for the grist and lumber mills and a lead mine.
Gallery Label: 
This colonial landmark in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was the first American home of the famous ornithologist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851), who occupied the farm from 1804-1805. In 1813 the property was purchased by Samule Wetherill, Jr. Except for a brief period from 1876-1892, the farm remained in the Wetherill family until 1951, when it was acquired by the commissioners of Montgomery County.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
The Old Print Shop, New York, NY, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group