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Lot 75: S. Mullins (20th Century) Roosevelt's Campobello

Art Antiques & Books from the Hudson River Valley

by Orange County Estate Liquidators

November 26, 2016

Otisville, NY, USA

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Description:
Summer at Campobello
S. Mullins (American 20th century)

This is a watercolor of Campobello Island during the 1930's. This was President Franklin Roosevelt's summer home where he "got away" from his tasks and enjoyed his family and friends. He was surely aware of this lovely quiet part of his private retreat.

Medium:
Watercolor

Date:
Circa 1930's

Signed:
l/r "S. Mullins" in cloverleaf

Origin:
American

Size:
Sight: 21 x 14 1/2 Frame: 32 x 26 1/2"

Frame:
Framed & Glazed

Notes:
Now known as the FDR summer home, the “cottage” was built in 1897 for Mrs. Hartman Kuhn, of Boston. Mrs. Kuhn developed a fondness for Eleanor when Franklin and Eleanor summered at his mother’s cottage next door. A provision in Mrs. Kuhn’s will offered her cottage to FDR’s mother, Sara, for $5000.00. Sara purchased the furnished cottage and 5 acres of land in 1909. Sara gave the cottage to Franklin and Eleanor. The growing family spent summers in the cottage from 1909 to 1921. Franklin altered the design of the house in 1915, when he added a new wing to provide additional space for his growing family.

Condition:
Painting is fine. Minor edge wear to frame

Literature:
Beloved Island: Franklin & Eleanor and the Legacy of Campobello Klein, Jonas

Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Orange County Estate Liquidators Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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