Platter: Niagara Falls

Platter: Niagara Falls
Platter: Niagara Falls
Title
Platter: Niagara Falls
Date 
ca. 1830-1864
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 20 x 16 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 50.8 x 41.6 cm )
Description 
Oval pearlware platter with molded and beaded rim; red transfer printed basket of flowers, scroll and shell border and central view of Niagara Falls. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 331)
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.271
Marks 
printed: on reverse: "THE FALLS/OF NIAGARA/U.S." stamped: on reverse: "ADAMS"
Gallery Label 
Adams' view is based on Thomas Cole's famous painting of Niagara Falls, now held by the Art Institute of Chicago. In the spring of 1829, Cole journeyed along the Erie Canal to reach Niagara Falls. He made 23 sketches of the spectacular site and completed his painting of the Falls in London later that year. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy to rave reviews.
Provenance 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group