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Bradley Wharf - Motif Number 1
Rockport, Massachusetts

Kit 1028 - Limited Edition of 100

Photo of Motif 1 kit
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Photo of Motif 1 kit

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Photo of Motif 1 prototyp

Photo of Motif 1 prototyp

Photo of Motif 1 prototyp

Motif Number 1, located on Bradley Wharf in the harbor town of Rockport, Massachusetts, is a fishing shack well-known to students of art and art history as "the most often-painted building in America."

Built in the 1840's as Rockport became home to a colony of artists and fishermen, the shack became a favorite subject of painters due to the composition and lighting of its location as well as being a symbol of New England maritime life. Painter Lester Hornby (1882-1956) is believed to be the first to call the shack "Motif Number 1," a reference to its being the favorite subject of the town's painters, and the name achieved general acceptance.

In the 1930s, painter John Buckley used the shack as his studio. He sold it to the town in 1945, dedicated "In 1945, the town of Rockport purchased the Motif as a monument to Rockporters who had served in the Armed Services." The town, recognizing its iconic value, has taken pains to preserve both its structure and appearance, finding a red paint which appears weather-beaten even when new, and keeping the area clear of overhead wires, traffic signs and advertising.

The shack was destroyed during the Blizzard of 1978, but an exact duplicate was constructed that same year.

Kit Dimensions:
  • Motif 1
    • Length: 6 3/4"
    • Width: 2 1/2"
  • The Wharf
    • Length: 18" (adjustable)
    • Width: 5"
This kit features:
  • Laser cut wood for easy assembly
  • Custom cast wharf by New England Brownstone
  • 2 Custom lobster boats by Sea Port Model Works
  • Several white metal castings including custom cast buoys
  • Over 100 etched brass lobster traps
  • Peel & stick shingles
  • Simple step by step instructions
  • Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.

Price: 299.95






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