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Object Name Painting
Artist George Burleigh
Description Painting of Peaked Top School in black and gold painted frame. Painting features a gray stone building with red door in foreground. Sky, trees, and fields in background. This painting is of Peaked Top School when it stood on West Main Road just north of Swamp Road (East side of the Road). Written on backing paper: " 'Old Peaked Top'/The First School House/to be built in Little Compton/1725-1839", "Painted By/Geo. Burleigh" Exhibit label on reverse reads: "EXHIBITED AT THE/SYDNEY RICHMOND BURLEIGH/Exhibition of Paintings/LITTLE COMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY/August 15-(?)"
Date 19th c.
Material Oil paint, Artist board, wood, metal
Dimensions H-1 W-13.5 D-10.25 inches
Makers mark None
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1976.01
Provenance George Burleigh
George Burleigh lived on West Main Road opposite the school and used the school as the subject of several paintings.
Written on backing paper: "Given to the Historical Society of Little Compton/by Mrs. Sydney R. Burleigh/Received 1953"
Source Mrs. Sydney Burleigh
Received as Gift
Date Received 1953