The Henry Bridge over the Walloomsac River, North Bennington, Vermont, 1963, Oil on Canvas, Framed, 20 in x 30 in
Title: The Henry Bridge over the Walloomsac River, North Bennington, Vermont
Artist: Sylvia Sleigh
Drawing: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24" x 36"
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While staying with friends in North Bennington, Vermont, Sylvia Sleigh painted a well-known local lattice truss bridge, officially named the Burt Henry Covered Bridge but often simply called the Henry Bridge. It spans the Walloomsac River, a tributary of the Hoosic, which in turn flows from the Hudson. In Sleigh’s painting, the bridge is nearly perpendicular to the picture plane. From this perspective, she emphasized the length of the structure, as well as the contrast between the geometric bridge and the surrounding organic forms.
Essay provided by Andrew Hottle © 2016-17
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