This oil painting of the Conestoga House, is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is the estate of the late James Hale Steinman and Louise Tinsley Steinman of Lancaster. The Steinmans purchased the land, including the original house and several outbuildings, in 1927. Soon after, Lancaster architect Frank Everts, was commissioned to design extensive additions and modifications, creating the Conestoga House as it appears today - an outstanding example of Colonial Revival architecture. In the 1930's the formal garden areas, including the pool and stable complexes, were designed. The mansion was home to the Steinman family for over 50 years, even after Colonel Steinman's death in 1962. As a part of his legacy, the house and gardens were incorporated as part of the James Hale Steinman Conestoga House Foundation in 1980, and open to the public for summer garden tours. Notice that the artist painted a man standing at the gate with a package under his arm waving his cane, it is a rendition of Colonel Steinman. The snowman, the boy and running dog, the three people in the sleigh (the artist and two his friends), the bearded driver, and the sleigh are all painted with an extraordinary amount of detail. With an axe in his hand, the young man pulling a Christmas tree, takes you into the composition. The detail is the building is exact. Candlit windows with their wreaths and bows give the painting a feeling of warmth. On a cold night, however, the artist shows smoke pouring out of the three chimneys. At Christmastime, the Conestoga House is just beautifully decorated both on the inside and outside. The decorated gardens are justbreathtaking. The artist depicted some of the artistically lighted trees on the side yard and the main wall in front. With snow on the trees, the sky compliments the landscape. The feeling and details in this painting are magnificent! In 1996, the artist presented this print to Caroline S. Nunan, director of the Lancaster Newspapers, Inc., and the presentation was in the New Era Newspaper. This print is available as a limited edition, open edition and as a collectible.
ORIGINAL FOR SALE- $30,000.00 - Oil On Canvas
Size - 12" x 19-1/2" - Signed and Dated 1995
950 Signed & # Prints (S/N) 95 Artist Proof Prints (A/P)
Print Size 11-7/8" x 20" Print Size 11-7/8" x 20"
#1 Print - $750.00 SOLD #1 A/P - $1,000.00 SOLD
#2 Print - $650.00 SOLD #2 A/P - $750.00 SOLD
#3 Print - $550.00 SOLD #3 A/P - $650.00 SOLD
#4 S/N - #950 - $150.00 each #4 A/P - #95 - $225.00 each
Both of the limited editions series are almost retired.
$175.00 to have the artist remarque your print.
Open Edition Prints
9-7/8" x 16-5/8" $40.00 each
5-3/4" x 9-3/8" $20.00 each
3-7/8" x 6-5/8" $10.00 each
Matting and framing available upon your request.