Friday, July 20, 2007

Temple, NH New England Glassworks {1780}
I have been working in a commission , of a vision of a place that does not exist anymore with no reference photos, only rubles of a stone foundation. The history goes told by Kevin Gendron, who has researched this with an extreme passion and recreated the scene for me to paint ,he is a collector of glass from the past.
Robert Hewes' established a glass works on the side of Kidder Mountain in Temple , NH during the spring of 1780 for the production of crown window glass, chemistry wares, bottles and other utilitarian hollow ware. Works burnt shortly after , then rebuilt and operated for only one batch when the furnace collapsed. The furnace was rebuilt in summer of 1781 after which production resumed until Hewes' moved to Boston sometime in 1782 , later became known as Boston Crown glass Co.
This was a challenge that I enjoyed working on , also made Kevin happy to add this painting to his collection.
16x20 oil Sold
this work is original and copyrighted and may not be copied without permission

2 comments:

k. Madison Moore said...

This is a wonderful story and a great painting.

KRG-NHT said...

This is a wonderfully conceptual fine art painting that captures the essence of Yankee fortitude in revolutionary era small town America. A painting that promises me a lifetime of joy and the gift of inheritance for generations to follow. Thanks Nita -Kevin