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Robert Emmett Owen painting - NH Covered Bridge

Robert Emmett Owen painting - NH Covered Bridge

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1940: Item # 1396280

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New England covered bridge landscape painting by Robert Emmett Owen (American, 1878-1957), oil on canvas. Dated 1936. Size: 16 inches x 20 inches, excluding carved giltwood frame. Signed lower left and titled and dated on the reverse of the stretcher "Pittsburg, NH Sep. 12 '36". Condition: Excellent original condition, with no in-painting or restoration. Offered in a modern carved gilt-wood frame that is also in excellent condition. Robert E. Owen was born in N. Adams, Mass. but moved to NYC in 1901 where he became an illustrator for magazines such as "Life", "Harpers" and "Cosmopolitan." In 1941, he closed his NYC gallery and moved to New Rochelle to become artist-in -residence at the Thomas Paine Memorial Museum. He exhibited his works widely, including at the National Academy of Design, Penn. Academy of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, and Boston Art Club. He is best known for paintings of the New England countryside, including winding roads, farmhouses and covered bridges. This view is of the Pittsburg-Clarksville bridge, which is the northernmost covered bridge in New Hampshire on the Connecticut River. It was built in about 1876, some 60 years prior to the making of this painting. This historic structure is 88'6" in length and is now closed to vehicular traffic.