User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Piano in the Shape of a Bentside Spinet

Start collecting

Provenance

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rust of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Rusts found the drawing in the attic of a house built in 1781 by William Bowen Crehore (1754-1813) at 1631 Canton Avenue in Milton, Massachusetts. Rust's family was the third to occupy the house since it's construction.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rust

about 1830

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Framed: 58.4 x 47.6 cm (23 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.646

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink with watercolor on paper

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings