"'The Brick House' in Liberty, ME"
The Boynton Collection
In a random search on the internet, I found a
match for Carl/Dorothy (Dot) Pulcifer at your gallery website. I thought you
might enjoy viewing the picture of my first home (on Lake St. George) in
Liberty, Maine which was painted by Dot in 1951 when I was 4 years old.
Amazingly, I still remember her car parked along the roadway (there was very
little traffic then) while she painted the picture. I remember that she
approached my parents about painting the picture, but have no recollection of
what agreement of payment they may have had. It has been in our family for as
long as I can remember. It must have been done in early summer as in the
foreground there is evidence of the blue flag iris which were abundant along
the small creek in front of the house.
In your biography of Carl, you mentioned Edwin C.
Taylor who I assume was the same person who had painted from a
(then) dilapidated studio in which I played as a child at the summer home of
Dorland and Wanda Taylor, also on Lake St. George. Dorland (Dee) and Wanda
lived in New Haven, CT, and had a son Edwin (Ned). Ironically, my family
moved into the Taylor residence (temporarily) in 1952 while my father
completed a new home for us in another location in town.
I do not truly remember the Pulcifer's themselves,
but I do remember once visiting their home outside of Belfast as a child. It's
amazing to find somebody at this later point in my life, especially so far
away, who shares a common bond with these wonderful artists.
It's fine if you would like to post the picture
for others to enjoy. I guess it should be called 'The Brick House' in
Liberty, ME. It was my understanding it was built in the late 1700's-early
1800's, and was the second oldest house in the town. It was also the only
brick house, and was commonly referred to as that rather than by who lived