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Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr)

Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr)
Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr)
Title
Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr)
Date 
1869
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 73 x 49 x 1 in. ( 185.4 x 124.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Oil painting on canvas depicting a young woman being led to her execution during the Salem, Massachusettes witchcraft terror.
Credit Line 
Gift of the children of Thomas S. Noble and Mary C. Noble, in their memory
Object Number 
1939.251
Marks 
signature and date: LR: T.S. NOBLE 1869 inscription: reverse canvas: CHARLES ROBERSON 99 LONG ACRE LONDON inscription: reverse: T.S. NOBLE CINCINNATI OHIO 350 KEMPER LANE
Gallery Label 
The young woman who posed as the condemned witch was a librarian in the Cincinnati library, and was a lineal descendant of a woman who was actually hanged as a witch in 17th century Salem. Painted in Cincinnati. The frame of heavy walnut was made for the canvas by English woodcarver William Fry, who taught woodcarving in Cincinnati until he was 94 years of age.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group