Friday, 12 April 2013

484 - Summer at Campobello, New Brunswick

Card no 484 – Danielle 
Summer at Campobello, New Brunswick 
Country Card Sent From: USA 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Omaha, Nebraska 
Date Received: 6th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 4,122 miles 
 Time Taken: 5 days

Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (1864-1943) painted landscapes, portraits, and scenes of everyday life using the bright colors, loose brushwork, and emphasis on contemporary experience typical of impressionism. Hamilton was born in Sommerfield, Pennsylvania. He studied painting in Boston at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, from which he graduated in 1883, and he also studied at the Rhode Island College of Design, in nearby Providence, Rhode Island, under Italian-born artist and designer Tomasso Juglaris (1844–1925). Traveling to Paris for further study, Hamilton enrolled in 1889 at the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts, where his teachers included French painters Delaunay (1828–91) and Bouguereau (1825–1905). Hamilton exhibited paintings at the Paris Salon in 1890, 1891, and 1892.

Hamilton and his wife spent eleven summers on the island resort of Campobello, New Brunswick, which yielded subjects for many of his paintings including this one, painted around 1900. It is an oil on canvas mounted on Masonite (28" x 28") and can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The significance of this card, apart from the fact that I like art,  is the lady reading, as Danielle knows I collect postcards of them.

One of the stamps on this card was this Pontiac which is from the same series the Chevelle featured on this post.

I’m not sure if I’ve shown this recycling stamp before or not.


  1. I am on the hunt for any of Edward WD Hamilton's Campobello paintings. If he spent 11 years there in the summer they are certainly somewhere. I live on Campobello and am an artist, so I would love to find his Campobello Paintings.

  2. Lady Archershea's cottage ( now gone) across the bay from Welshpool, Campobello, may have been the subject of this painting. Lady Archershea in 1950 was very old, heavy, and always wore long dark skirts and carried a small brown dachshund.. Her daughter, Edith, was tall and slim with very red hair, perhaps dyed at that point. It is just possible, time wise, that this could be them.


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