Lot 209: WALLACE NUTTING - THE GREAT WAYSIDE OAK
October 23, 2016
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Circa 1915-25 hand-colored photo. Exterior scene with massive oak tree standing outside the historic Wayside Inn. Sudbury, Massachusetts. Original mat, pen signature, and title. Original frame with newer backing paper. Measures 17.50x15x1". Wt 2 pds 8 oz. Wallace Nutting was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is most famous for his landscape photos of New England. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. Wallace Nutting graduated from high school in Augusta, Maine. He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, Hartford Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. He graduated from Harvard with the class of 1887. Nutting earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Whitman College in 1893.He received an honorary doctor of Humanities from Washington and Jefferson College in 1938. Nutting authored several books about the scenic beauties of New England, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In the peak of his business he employed about two-hundred colorists.
Condition Report: good, spot to top right corner of mat, chip to frame.