Thursday, February 7, 2013

WELL AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION



WELL AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION
Nancy Herman
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

From the window in front of my desk, where I sit as I type this, I see this structure in front of the Barnes Foundation, the real, original Barnes Foundation.  I have always wondered what it was, and today, because I wanted to say something about the painting in this blog, I found out from one of the members of the "Friends of the Barnes".  Here is what she had to say.
"This well was purchased by Albert Barnes in Port-Manech, a fishing village in Brittany, France.  He vacationed and wrote there.  His beloved dog and infamous communicator was from the town.  If I remember correctly, Barnes really wanted to bring this back to Merion and he purchased a new well for the town in exchange".

SOLD


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