The Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1732 by Conrad Beissel, a German pietist mystic. The community had three orders - a brotherhoold, a sisterhood, both of which practiced celebacy, and a married order of householders. They sought to serve God in a medieval tradition. The buildings had narrow and short doorways and wooden pillows to teach humility. In the center is the Saal, the chapel; on the left is the Saron, the sister's house; and on the right is the craft house. Notice that in the craft house the upper window on the right is smaller than the other two windows. The bake house is the small building with a red roof. The artist painted everything exactly as it was - the dormers, clapboard, shingles, windows, hinges, and even the 98 pickets with nails are exact. Even the trees were meticulously painted in this summer scene. The detail in this painting is truly magnificent! This print is available as a limited edition, open edition, and as a collectible. Individuals have even used this print framed with two openings - one for the print and the other for a photograph. (Wedding, engagement, etc.)
ORIGINAL FOR SALE - $40,000.00 - Watercolor On Paper
Size - 20-5/8" x 27-3/4"- Signed and Dated 1983
1,000 Signed & # Prints (S/N) 100 Artist Proof Prints (A/P)
Print Size 15-3/8" x 20-1/2" Print Size 15-3/8" x 20-1/2"
#1 Print - $400.00 SOLD #1 A/P - $500.00
#2 Print - $300.00 #2 A/P - $400.00
#3 Print - $200.00 #3 A/P - $300.00
#4 S/N - #1,000 - $60.00 each #4 A/P - #100 - $90.00 each
$175.00 to have the artist remarque your print!
Open Edition Prints
7-3/4" x 10-1/4" $20.00 each
4-5/8" x 6-1/4" $10.00 each
Matting and framing available upon your request!