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Mercer's Bones


The Mercer buildings in Doylestown----Fonthill, the Mercer Museum and the Tileworks----were a part of my childhood. My parents had an antiques business, were fascinated by old stuff, and my father was a big fan of the quirky, opinionated Dr. Mercer. I strongly suggest a trip to Doylestown for anyone unfamiliar with the Mercer legend. The building that is now the Mercer Museum was designed by Dr. Mercer to house his private collection of utilitarian American tools and artifact. It was made from reinforced poured concrete---one of the world's first buildings made from that material. I've painted it many, many times, but I'm particularly pleased with this winter view of a portion of the structure viewed through the overarching "bones" of the tree, all lit with the warmth of late afternoon.

Image Dimensions
14" x 11"
Outer Frame Dimensions
21 1/2" x 18 1/2"
Frame Style
1 1/2" Wood/Gold Leaf with 2 3/4" Gold Leaf Liner

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