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Ye Boston Baked Beans

Ye Boston Baked Beans
Ye Boston Baked Beans
Title
Ye Boston Baked Beans
Date 
1886
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/4 x 36 in. ( 71.8 x 91.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.459
Inscriptions 
"H. E. Covill. 86" painted in red in lower right corner.
Gallery Label 
The "H.E. Covill" who signed and dated this painting is probably Herbert Eugene Covill (1854-after 1930), a carriage trimmer working in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Covill depicted a dry goods establishment with the sign of "P. H. Miller," possibly a reference to Peter H. Miller, a New Bedford rope maker. The shop at left advertising oysters and fish confirms that the town depicted by Covill is a seaside location.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group