Design inspired by Tall Clock, 1772. Benjamin Willard. Mahogany, cherry, white pine. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Brooks H. Marsh, 1976.
This timepiece-inspired print recalls the decorative dial on a magnificent tall clock in The Met collection, which was made in 1772 by Benjamin Willard of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Crafted of mahogany and cherry, this handsome clock is a characteristic example of the Willard brothers’ collaborative work from about 1771–75 and is well documented. New England clockmakers revolutionized the industry in the early 19th century.