Recently added at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, is a new assortment of framed prints by artist Barbara Jeffords. All of the new artwork has a rural landscape theme, one that lends well to farmhouse, country or colonial folk art decor. Let’s take a look below.
A National Historic Landmark
Pictured here to the left is our Mount Vernon Framed Print. While many paintings of this estate showcase a view facing the front of the house, our Mount Vernon Print sharers an interesting side profile of our first President’s home. The white mansion with red roof, stands atop a grassy hillside and is surrounded by tall, lush trees. What was once George Washington’s thriving plantation, is now open for visits by the public today. Located alongside the Potomac River in Virginia, it was constructed in stages from the years 1757 – 1778.
American History for Your Walls
This beautiful piece of artwork allows you to share a piece of American history on your walls. Also evoking a nod to late 18th century America, is another new framed print entitled Tally Ho. The Tally Ho Framed Print shown below on the left, depicts a scene of men preparing for a fox hunt. The gentlemen on horseback gather in front of the stone homestead to discuss their day exploring the countryside.
A popular British phrase, “Tally Ho,” is a term used while foxhunting. The hunter would shout “tally ho” to the group, once a fox was spotted. As painted, foxhounds are largely relied on for their keen sense of smell and tracking abilities. Fox hunting has origins in both Europe and America around the 17th and 18th centuries. The details in shading and shadows among the tree line are extremely realistic in this print. Both of these new pieces of wall art are set in a distressed black frame and feature a laminate finish; furthermore they are made here in the USA.
About the Artist: Barbara Jeffords
The artist Barbara Jeffords is a self-taught artist with a majority of her work reflecting American life from the 18th to early 19th centuries. Art historians point to the fact that many American homesteads, or small rural farms during this time, might have commissioned an artist to paint a mural or portrait of their family and home; as a way of decorating their walls. Barbara grew up with an appreciation of drawing and painting after watching her father. While not beginning her career until 1992 however, her success was proven after selling her first painting in that very same year. Barbara Jefford’s work is now available in reproduction prints, such as the ones available at Sturbridge, and you may even spot her designs on such licensed products as wallpaper and coasters.
~Browse more framed prints by artist Barbara Jeffords at SYW today.