Lot 191: ANNA LEA MERRITT, (AMERICAN 1844-1930), WISSAHICKON CREEK, THE DEVILS POOL
January 27, 2006
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Description: ANNA LEA MERRITT (american 1844-1930) "WISSAHICKON CREEK, THE DEVIL'S POOL" Signed and dated '88, oil on canvas laid down on board 36 x 27 in. Note: The Devil's Pool was a sacred place for the Tribes and for the European colonists. In 1776 it was the site of a prayer service for a band of militiamen and their families. The men, including Jacob Rittenhouse, were leaving for duty in the continental army.