Thursday, August 27, 2009

Confluence Above Rochambeau

Standing above the confluence of the Pomperaug and Housatonic Rivers looking south to the Rochambeau Bridge. Named after the Comte de Rochambeau, who came from France with his troops to fight alongside George Washington for the independance of our country, this bridge was built just above where the troops crossed the river on their way from Newport Rhode Island to Dobbs Ferry on the Hudson River. At the time, this river was much more narrow, dams such as the Shepaug having yet to exist. Now, here, the river is wide and shallow in most places. As I write this, Pandora Radio has surprised me by playing an exquisite instrumental version of "The River is Wide". How appropriate.
-Nancy Boudreau

The painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream colored mat, unframed, shipped to you directly by the artist. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.

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