Item MG603 - Ingersoll House on the Pound Road painting by Nelson R. Greenlaw

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Ingersoll House on the Pound Road painting by Nelson R. Greenlaw

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Painted by Nelson "Nelt" R. Greenlaw

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  • Source of title proper: Nelson Greenlaw (1899-1970) - perhaps the best-known island artist of the 1900's - studied with Wesley Griffin. He took up painting while recovering from the loss of fingers and toes which had to be surgically removed after severe exposure during a winter storm. He struck up a friendship with J. Horne Russell, a noted American artist who painted overhead in Glenn McLaughlin's house in Seal Cove for a while, and through his influence, was soon painting. Eventually Nelt honoured his friendship with the McLaughlins by painting several rooms in their homes with murals of island life. Over the years, his renditions of the wreck of the Lord Ashburton and moonlit scenes of Dark Harbour and Swallowtail have become the most familiar objects of island art. His often monochromatic rendering of great rafts of angry clouds, sullen seas, deadly tranquil watery expanses, achieve an eerie effect.Source: The booklet The Grand Manan Bicentennial Art Show August 10-14, 1984, by Wade Reppert, President.

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  • 1951 (Creation)

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Oil painting on a canvas board
61 x 51.5 cm (view) and 74 x 64 cm (in frame)

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Nelt painted this scene. He gave it to Mr. John Titus in 1951. John gave it to Herb McAulay on Sept 23, 1970. There is a label on the back of the painting stating it was loaned by Herb McAulay but there is no reference as to who or what the loan entailed.

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This item is an oil painting showing a dirt road in a field with a house on the edge of the water. There are a few trees. The title tells us it was the Ingersoll House on the Pound Road. The Pound Road is in Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan, NB.

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location in vault on the Art Unit : Stack 1 ; Shelf 2 ; Side B>

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