Waters Morton House in Fall

WLMD ID: aepp

Watercolor by Leroy D. Vandam, M.D.

William Morton moved to this house in 1827 when he was 8 years old. His father, James Morton, bought this house on Cemetery Road in old Charlton Center from the estate of Israel Waters, a prosperous tanner. Some time during the family's stay in Charlton, Horace Wells (then an itinerant practitioner) took care of dental needs of James Morton. Perhaps this was the occasion that led to the younger Morton's future dental practice and his relationship with Wells, and eventually to William Morton's successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Catalog Record: Waters Morton House in Fall

Access Key: aepp

Title: [The Waters-Morton house in early fall] / Roy Vandam.

Author Vandam, Leroy D. (David), 1914-2004.

Publisher [1980-1996].

Physical Descri: 1 watercolor on rough watercolor paper : color ; visible image 37 x 53 cm., in frame 53 x 73 cm.

Subject: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868.

Form/Genre: Paintings.
Form/Genre: Watercolors.

Relationships: Host item
Title : Dr. Leroy Vandam watercolors.

Note type: Abstract
Notes: View of the back of a white three story (+ attic) house with two brick
chimneys, attached carriage house, and workshop or small barn. Blue sky with
the start of fall colors. Not the painting used for the heritage art series
or note cards.

Note type: General
Notes: Selected for the WLM website, 2010.

Note type: General
Notes: One of 8 original watercolors by Dr. Leroy Vandam in the WLM collection.
Double matted, wood frame, with glass. Painting and frame in excellent

Note type: Publications about
Notes: This painting was featured in an Anesthesiology Reflection, in the journal
Anesthesiology, by George Bause, MD (citation: Bause G. Early Fall at the
Waters-Morton House by Vandam. Anesthesiology. 2011;114(3):556.).

Note type: General
Notes: Cataloger constructed title: based on description and the title of The
Waters-Morton House painting used for the art series and note cards.

Note type: Reproduction
Notes: Photographed by Mr. William Lyle, 7/13/2010.