1885 Watercolor of Harvard's Original Boathouse. E M. Fairchild.

1885 Watercolor of Harvard's Original Boathouse

Lovely, evocative 1885 watercolor of Harvard's original boathouse, proudly situated on the Cambridge side of the banks of the Charles River. Painted by E.M. Fairchild and signed, titled and dated in his hand at the lower left corner. Crisp, clean and very sharp, with several of Harvard's buildings (including Memorial Hall and its historic tower) looming in the background. The simple structures (by today's standards) seem sun-faded and appear to be made of wood. Some 20 years later, they would give way to thicker, more imposing brick structures and would become known as the Weld Boathouse (est. in 1906, still in use today). Handsomely matted and framed, the watercolor measures 11" wide x 9" tall. A nice piece of 19th century Harvard history. Near Fine. Item #17737

Price: $1,250.00

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