Custer (W1)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Custer
A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride

Date

1972-73

Description

Carved wooden boat containing a painted red male figure sat opposite his bridge in a veil, rowing with two oars.

Materials and techniques

Carved soft and hard woods, natural and painted, with rope, string, shells, feather, glass bead, lace, brass pin, tacks, net, fabric and ribbon. The figures are brought together and articulated by cod or hambro line. The paint used is mainly Plaka with plastic emulsion for the large areas, with a priming coat and a finishing coat of clear varnish.

Dimensions

length:  33cm
Packed Length:  47cm
Packed Width:  33cm
Packed Height:  34cm

Object number

W1

Category

On view

  • A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride, Sam Smith, 1972-73, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride, Sam Smith, 1972-73, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Box with 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'A second groom being rowed across the lake by his third bride', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.