Ye Boston Baked Beans

Object Number: 
1937.459
Date: 
1886
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/4 x 36 in. ( 71.8 x 91.4 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group