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William Partridge Burpee, Winter Landscape(318 views)
Description: Signed lower left: W.P. Burpee. Labels verso: June 1971 - a delayed wedding gift! / From Margaret E. Shaw. This is one of / William P. Burpee's pastels. He was / Mr. Shaw's uncle, born 1846 died 1940. / 'He was considered one of the finest / American artists of the nineteenth century.' / I hope having one of his pictures will / give you much pleasure, always. / Lovingly, Margaret Shaw. In fine condition.
William Partridge Burpee was born in Rockland, Maine on April 13, 1846 to Nathaniel A. and Mary Partridge Burpee. As a young man he was educated in Rockland schools and in the Kents Hill Academy in Readfield, Maine. He exhibited a great deal of interest as a youth in painting and drawing, and received his formal training from the marine painter, William Bradford (1823-1894) – probably in the late 1870s. Burpee’s early work of the 1880s reflects Bradford’s influence as well as other painters such as Fitz Hugh Lane, Frederic Edwin Church, Martin Johnson Heade, F. A. Silva and A. T. Bricher.
Dimensions: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 in.
Artist or Maker: Burpee, William Partridge, American (1846-1940)
Medium: pastel on paper
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