Blue Colonial Times Square Transferware Plate Pilgrims Going To Church Historical Staffordshire
Brand Crown Ducal
Colonial Times Historical Staffordshire
BLUE TRANSFER WARE PLATE
Going to Church
For consideration is this highly collectible, historical Staffordshire octagon shaped plate depicting a winter scene of 17th century Puritan settlers of New England making their way through the woods to church. The border is surrounded with several cartouches pertaining to significant times and/or peoples of the U.S. history....The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbour, an American Indian on horseback with bow and arrow, a Pilgrim couple watching the Mayflower return, and Pocahontas saving the life of John Smith.
"The winter scene depicts the 17th century Puritan settlers of New England (later identified specifically as the Pilgrim Fathers) as a small armed group of somberly clad, God-fearing souls making their way from right to left through a snowy, recently cleared wood to a house of worship (a small building visible in the left background). A minister and his wife lead about a half dozen women and children towards the church and are themselves led and flanked by grim looking men with muskets. The influence of the peasant procession paintings of French artist Jules Bastien LePage (1848-1884) is evident. The outer molding of the present frame is thought to be of American manufacture, while the inner liner is English, and incorporates a rosette motif found on the frames of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite artists."
Pilgrims Going To Church (1867) — originally The Early Puritans of New England Going to Church — is a celebrated and much reproduced painting byAnglo-American painter George Henry Boughton (1833–1905).
Measures: appx 8 3/8"
Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing commensurate with age