The land upon which the Barclay house is built was part of a larger land grant given to Colonel Hugh Barclay by William Penn. Hugh Barclay, who served during the Revolutionary War, was Bedford’s first Post Master and patriarch of the Barclay family. The Barclay family rose to prominence in Bedford in the century following the war.
Rare. Beautiful. Enchanting. Create a nexus within your home--stunning 19th-century artwork that can complement the color, pattern, texture and design of your home for the next level of self-expression. Modern and vintage homes will capture a bit of the wonderful nostalgia of the past by incorporating carefully selected paintings.
America was perceived as a somewhat cultural wasteland in the 18th and 19th centuries; however, a number of expeditions that began with Lewis and Clark (1804) pierced the interior of the vast "New World" changed all that.
I never promised you a rose garden! These words were uttered by 19th Century Brooklyn, NY painter Harry Roseland when a patron, who had commissioned a painting from him, was apparently disappointed that the finished landscape was devoid of flowers.
Barton Stone Hays was born in Greenville, Ohio on April 5 1826. He was self-taught and was known, first for his portrait paintings, and later for his landscape and still life paintings.
For approximately 250 years, Bedford has been a welcome stopping place for travelers. Presidents and soldiers, Indian traders and the first colonists of the west, all paused here.
The Bedford Fine Art Gallery is "The Destination" not just an attraction along the way. The artworks presented in the Gallery are period originals, not copies, prints or other modes of imitation that exemplify the skill of the original artist, not that of the machine, which is a mere mechanical copyist.
Bedford Fine Art Gallery Featured Artists: James Reid Lambdin and George Cochran Lambdin James Reid Lambdin was born May 10, 1807 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to James Lambdin, a carpenter from Kent County, Maryland and Prudence Harrison, a relative of William Henry Harrison (ninth President of the United States). At 15, Lambdin embarked on his art career, traveling to Philadelphia where he studied with miniaturist, Edward Miles and portraitist, Thomas Sully.
A number of questions are asked in this article. It started with the title, “what’s on your wall”. It is not just a hokey takeoff of a popular credit card commercial, but a serious question. Your house is probably the biggest single purchase you will ever make.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. What about the frame? Why do we surround our paintings with frames? Simply put, to provide a silent, but very present, accolade to the painting. What better compliment than to surround it with a stunning, but not overpowering accessory.
Key was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1832 to Philip Barton Key, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Ellen Swan Key. In 1859, when he was 21 years old, his father was killed in cold blood by Daniel Sickles, then a U.S. House of Representatives from the State of New York and later a Union General during the American Civil War.
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