Early 20th Century American

Henry Bailey Snell

Henry Bailey Snell Painter Henry Bailey Snell was born in England in 1858. He emigrated to the Unitied States at the age of seventeen and studied at the Art Students League in New York. He married English born artist Florence Francis in 1888. It is believed that the couple first came to Bucks County to visit the Lathrops in 1898. A member of the New Hope School's first generation, Henry Bailey Snell was an eminent landscape artist specializing in marine paintings. He became noted for his dock scenes of St. Ives in his native Cornwall, although he painted many American subjects, as well.
20-1/8'' x 14-1/8''
oil on canvas

Old Customs Building, 1938

Old Customs Building, 1938

The architect of the Second Bank of the United States was William Strickland (1788-1854), a former student of Benjamin Latrobe (1764-1820), the man who is often called the first professionally-trained American architect. Latrobe and Strickland were both disciples of the Greek Revival style. Strickland would go on to design many other American public buildings in this style, including financial structures such as the New Orleans, Dahlonega, Mechanics National Bank (also in Philadelphia) and Charlotte branch mints in the mid-to-late 1830s, as well as the second building for the main U.S.

13'' x 17''
watercolor