Art: Stout Houses

Recognizing, like the Metropolitan Museum of Manhattan, the compact, grainy beauty of the homes of colonial merchants, militiamen, farmers, Indian fighters, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts recently began an American Wing. It has removed ten rooms from ten stout New England Houses, among them:

Elizabeth Derby's House, Peabody, Mass.—a fine example of the early Federal period. Over the mantel in the living room are two pictures of New England village life, done by that forgotten but once fashionable Italian, Corne of Naples. The first is called Saturday Night; the second, Sunday...

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