Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Minnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife 52, Manor Bakers, William Steeple Davis

This is blog #52 of my on-going series sharing pages from the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she compiled in the 30s and 40s while she and Grandpa Charlie were saving to buy a farm.

Above is a link to a biography of William Steeple Davis. (1884-1961) painter of the image reproduced here. He was a self-taught painter, etcher, print maker and photographer. he was a homebody rarely leaving the village of Orient, on the northern shore of Long Island.
This seems to be clipped from the Manor Bakers calendar (?) from which Grandma Minnie culled yesterday's blog entry. This is the second in a series of 9 paintings depicting, in a highly idealized way, the discovery and settling of America by Europeans. This painting is titled "Columbus Approaching the Shores of America". 

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