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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1968.16.5.2
Object Name Print
Description "The Captain's Cabin," 1947, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. See also 1968.16.5.1, the original drawing for this print.
Inscribed, bottom left, in pencil: "The Captains Cabin Corner Fort Nashboro Nashville Tenn. restored."
Signed lower right, in pencil: A. Ross Pittman

Fort Nashborough was the stockade established by James Robertson in 1780 that established the settlement that would eventually become Nashville, Tennessee. The cabin depicted in the drawing was erected in memory of Capt. James Leeper, the first settler married in Nashborough (1780), killed in the Battle of the Bluff, April 2, 1781. The cabin was built of logs, with 1261 cuts in the roof alone.

Title The Captain's Cabin
Date 1947
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Pittman, A. Ross
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique woodcut
Dimensions H-11.937 W-13.562 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Tennessee
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