Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the collection of folk art portraits at Cogswell's Grant. Discover the many families and artists represented in the house.
In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to wealthy colonial settlers, then to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.
$5 Historic New England members
Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or register online.
- Start:August 26, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM
- End:August 26, 2017 Time: 11:59 PM
- Where:Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring St, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, 01929
- Event Type: Arts & Theater
- Ticket Price:$15.00