Oil Painting, Opening the Door, by George W. Mark, circa 1845

Summary

George Washington Mark was a successful house, sign, and furniture painter in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the early 1800s. Sometime in the 1830s and 40s, he tried his hand at more artistic endeavors creating paintings of local interest--generally landscapes and historic subjects. In the early 1840s, he opened a gallery of his own works in Greenfield -- this painting is considered his masterpiece.

George Washington Mark was a successful house, sign, and furniture painter in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the early 1800s. Sometime in the 1830s and 40s, he tried his hand at more artistic endeavors creating paintings of local interest--generally landscapes and historic subjects. In the early 1840s, he opened a gallery of his own works in Greenfield -- this painting is considered his masterpiece.

Artifact

Painting (Visual work)

Date Made

circa 1845

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

66.117.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)
Canvas

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 72 in  (unframed)

Width: 60 in  (unframed)

Height: 82 in  (EST. framed)

Width: 70 in  (EST. framed)

Inscriptions

On back (painted): 1 Center lower front (painted or stickered): 17

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