Soup plate

Object Number: 
1961.108
Date: 
1815-1829
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of soup plate: [boy holding plaque] "View of/Governor's Island/BY/W.G. WALL ESQR N.Y." printed: on adhesive label on underside of soup plate: "48" [collector's label] typed: on jelly label on underside of soup plat
Description: 
Molded pearlware soup plate with dark blue transfer print of view of Governor's Island; floral border; image at bottom of soup plate of foreground pastoral scene, river with sailboat; and island with fort at one end. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 106)
Gallery Label: 
Colonial governors in the 17th century spent their summers on this island in New York Bay. Castle Williams, the military prison, can be seen at the center. The source of this view is a painting by W.G. Wall.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
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