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|Artist: ||Eric Sloane|
|Title: ||First Wissahickon Bridge, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia|
|Media: ||Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches|
|Description: ||Signed and inscribed at lower left: “Sloane/ First Wissahickon Bridge, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia”
The illustrator, author, and landscape painter Eric Sloane was born in New York City. He ran away from home at an early age and worked his way across America painting signs on barns, stores, and buildings. Later he studied at the Art Students’ League, the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, and the School of Fine Arts at Yale University. A man of many interests, Sloane was fascinated with meteorology and is credited with having been the first television weatherman. While restoring an old farmhouse in Connecticut he became fascinated by early American rural architecture and tools, and became an authority on these subjects.
This was one of a number of bridges that mill owners built across the picturesque Wissahickon Creek in northwest Philadelphia during the nineteenth century. Sloane was an expert on such structures and wrote American Barns and Covered Bridges (1954).
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|Price: ||This item is no longer available for sale|
|Inventory: ||RS 6411|
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