Trunk

1978.001.001

Title

Trunk

Identifier

1978.001.001

Date

1856

Creator

Possibly Knut O Mevasstaul

Coverage

Skien, Telemark, Norway

Source

Gift of Lillie Hamre, Leona Thompson, and Phoebe Heddington

Format

Wood, metal
Dimensions: height, 24.5 inches; width, 43.0 inches;
depth, 25.25 inches

Subject

Trunk
Kkiste
Rosemaling
Telemark

Description

Telemark style rosemaling on front panel and top. Back and side panels painted in background color. Decoratively cut iron reinforcing bands are on the sides and down the center of the trunk and cover.

Painting resembles the work of Knut O. Mevasstaul (1785-1862) from Seljord.

—Nils Ellingsgard, 1979

Trunk belonged to grandmother of the donors.

Inscription: Heoge Halvors Datter Malet i aar 1856

Translation: Heoge Halvors Daughter Painted in 1856

Dimensions: height, 24.5 inches; width, 43.0 inches; depth, 25.25 inches

Citation

Possibly Knut O Mevasstaul, “Trunk,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 28, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/108.