Irish Cottage

  • Josephine Joy, Irish Cottage, ca. 1935-1938, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Newark Museum, 1966.31.8

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This quaint Irish cottage was probably inspired by romantic illustrations of Ireland that appeared in American travel brochures and books. The lady playing a harp, however, is based on the symbol of the Society of United Irishmen, an organization formed in 1791 to rebel against British control. Their badge combined a harp (Ireland's national icon), with the motto: "It is new strung and shall be heard."

Title
Irish Cottage
Artists
Date
ca. 1935-1938
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
31 x 36 1/8 in. (78.8 x 91.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the Newark Museum

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – California
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – cottage
  • Landscape – Ireland
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – dog
  • Landscape – garden
Object Number
1966.31.8
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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