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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Jonathan Fisher painted this portrait of one of his daughters and incorporated a poem entitled "Spring" in the foreground.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… of the street in the rear of the Resivoir, House painted chrome yellow with yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

… was all plain and of the very best material and painted & varnished and clean as a penny." View additional information about this item on the…

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Primary and intermediate school, Bangor, 1865

… school superintending committee had the building painted a light yellow. Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper, and his wife, Clara Cary Martin…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rustic furniture, Bangor, 1865

… a few loafers and furthermore black ink or water paint does not represent their natural color." He wrote that it took him 6 days to create the arm…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890

… brother often came to my chamber to see me draw & paint the Iron works & I soon found he had a natural tact for drawing." Martin was writing and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 2 of 2

The painting is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As upset as he was with the "negative" changes in society and…

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Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Church Block

A typical picture, like the Hatch portrait of the little girls, was elaborately printed in gilded letters that advertised his good taste, location…

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

A portrait of Henry recently came to the Historical Society. We can only wonder if he and Daniel looked similar.