WELL AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board
From the window in front of my desk, where I sit as I type this, I see this structure in front of the Barnes Foundation. The real, original Barnes Foundation. I have always wondered what it was, and today, because I wanted to say something about the painting in this blog, I found out from one of the members of the "Friends of the Barnes". Here is what she had to say.
"This well was purchased by Albert Barnes in Port-Manech, a fishing village in Brittany, France. He vacationed and wrote there. His beloved dog and infamous communicator was from the town. If I remember correctly, Barnes really wanted to bring this back to Merion and he purchased a new well for the town in exchange".