PAINTING ON MASON BOARD OF THE SPRINGS HOTEL AT GETTYSBURG

$1,500.00
Originally $1,750.00

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Item Code: P13188

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This painting is similar to a print of the Springs Hotel done by J. C. Davis for famous Gettysburg historian John B. Bachelder. The print was used by Bachelder in two of his books, “Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them” and “Gettysburg: What to See and How to See It.” The print shows the hotel from the far side of the bridge over Willoughby Run with a carriage on the road and a horse drawn railroad car in the distance with people milling around on the lawn of the hotel.

The view in the painting, like the print, is from the far side of the bridge over Willoughby Run looking over the tracks of the old Horse Railroad toward the hotel. The painting shows the hotel with its high cupola with US flag fluttering from the roof. Partially visible on the right side of the painting is another small white building. The bridge in the foreground is nicely done with a wonderful textured surface to the rock foundation which fades into a smooth surface in the shadows under the bridge. The trees also show some texturing in the upper reaches of the branches and leaves.

The painting differs from the famous print in that there are no people or vehicles visible in the painting and some peripheral buildings present in the print are missing here. Otherwise the perspective is the same. The painting is not signed and may have been done by J. C. Davis as a base for his print or it may be simply that an unknown artist copied the Davis’ print. Either way the painting is very nicely done.

The work comes in a simple wood frame that meas. approx. 25.75 inches long x 17.50 inches wide. The painting is dirty and in need of cleaning. The medium is oil paint on mason board.  There is no peeling or paint loss and once cleaned it should be a bright and vibrant scene.

The Springs Hotel stood on the battlefield of July 1st in the area of the presently defunct Gettysburg Country Club on Route 30 west of town. The hotel opened its doors on June 28, 1869 and was destroyed by fire in December of 1917. The hotel hosted many veterans of the battle of Gettysburg over the years of its operation.

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