theorem is adaptation of the Portage Bridge created by artist
This painting is done on a cotton velveteen fabric, in oil,
with the use of a stencil. This process is called theorem
painting which is a true American Folk Art. Theorems were
very popular between 1810 & 1860.
The frame is gold but is also offered in a grained frames.
theorem is very special for Nancy & Bill Rosier since
this is where they got engaged many years ago.
Portage Bridge Poster!
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757-565-1559 to order over the phone.
Bridge Painting by American Folk Artist Nancy
of Oil Painting found at Colonial Williamsburg
theorem is an adaptation of a Portage
Bridge lithograph by Onken's Lithograph company, 1853,
painted by Ed Bayer. The museum at Letchworth
Park NY describes this lithograph as follows - One spring
day in 1858, a steam train slowly approached ahuge bridge
six miles from the town of Nunda. Spanning the gorge between
Wyoming & Livingston counties, the wooden spider web
appeared suspended in air, 234 feet above the Genesee River.
The train slowed down for the bridge and Letchworth hopped
off to explore the gorge for the first time. This Lithograph
print shows the bridge before it burned in 1875.
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Portage Bridge Painting - Adaptation by Nancy Rosier
x 26" Frame Size: 22 1/2" x 30 1/2"
found in Abby Aldrich Museum Colonial Williamsburg VA
and the Museum at Letchworth State Park upstate New York