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Frank Waller : Church, Morristown
Frank Waller (Church, Morristown)

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Artist: Frank Waller
Title: Church, Morristown
Year: 1908
Media: Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 13 inches
Description: Inscribed at lower right: “Morristown/June 08”

Later in life Waller bought a house on 27 Franklin Street in historic Morristown, New Jersey. The town was named after Colonel Lewis Morris, Governor of the Province of New Jersey in the late 1730s. During the Revolutionary War George Washington and his Continental Army wintered near Morristown twice, on the site of what is now Morristown National Historical Park. After the war Morris County was a leader in the iron ore industry, and by 1880 it was the third-largest iron producing county in the nation. The area’s iron industry gradually declined after the 1880s, and by the turn of the century many wealthy businessmen from New York began to build large country estates there. Within a few years it was claimed that more millionaires lived within a one-mile radius of the Morristown Green than elsewhere in the world. Painted directly from nature, Waller’s late oil sketches of Morristown capture a sense of the fashionable town’s bucolic setting and charm.

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Inventory: RS 1667
  
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