American, 1865–1928

Bliss Carman at Scituate

Signed T.B. Meteyard
Oil on canvas
12¾ x 15 inches (32.4 x 38 cm)
Framed: 17 x 19¼ inches (43.2 x 49 cm)

Executed circa 1906.  The poet Bliss Carman (1861-1929), a native of Canada, met Meteyard when the two were studying at Harvard College in the late 1880s.  They remained good friends and collaborated on a number of publications that featured Carman’s poems and Meteyard’s designs.  Several of Carman’s poems were inspired by Testudo, Meteyard’s home in Scituate, where Carman frequently visited.

Estate of the Artist, no. 61

New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Thomas Buford Meteyard (1865-1928): Paintings and Watercolors, 1989, p. 29, fig. 24, illustrated
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Pierre Menard Gallery, Scenes from Vagabondia: Thomas Buford Meteyard & Dawson Dawson-Watson, From Giverny to Scituate, 1890-1910, 2009, p. 72, no. 72, illustrated
Boston, Massachusetts, The Boston Athenæum, Thomas Buford Meteyard (1865-1928): Travels through Impressionism, 2017, p. 25, no. 56


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