Joshua Bussell

Joshua Bussell (1816–1900) was an American Shaker artist.

Bussell entered the Shaker community at Alfred, Maine afterward his relatives in 1829, and remained there until his death, a resident of its Second Family; he became an Elder in 1863. A cobbler by trade, he began producing maps of Shaker villages in 1845, carrying the tradition future into the nineteenth century than any additional Shaker artist and developing a style which gradually evolved into abundantly developed watercolor paintings. His subjects included the Shaker villages at Alfred and New Gloucester, the latter's Poland Hill family, and the community at Canterbury, New Hampshire. He then composed hymns, including "Jubilee", which long remained in the repertoire of Maine Shakers. Robert P. Emlen has ascribed seventeen drawings in total to Bussell.

A Bussell map of the Alfred community is currently owned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Another view of the thesame community is in the accrual of the American Folk Art Museum.

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