Thistlethwaite Americana | Elizabeth Hunt Barrett Sweet Briar College Painting
We pride ourselves on presenting distinctive fine and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century highlighting great American design.
antiques, americana
single,single-product,postid-17899,woocommerce,woocommerce-page,ajax_updown_fade,page_not_loaded,,columns-4,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-6.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.4.3,vc_responsive



Elizabeth Hunt Barrett Sweet Briar College Painting

Elizabeth Hunt Barrett
Circa 1930
Oil on artist’s board
15.25″ W; 11″ H (sight), 17″ W; 12.75″ H (overall)


A fall bird’s eye view with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, signed “E Hunt Barrett” lower right. Housed in a modern frame.  Born in Bedford Station, New York, artist Elizabeth Hunt Barrett studied in Europe and exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. She moved with her husband around 1915 to the Amherst, VA area across from Sweet Briar College where she regularly exhibited her art and gave painting lessons.


Provenance: From a Lynchburg, VA private collection.


WHY WE LOVE IT: Do Sweet Briar girls really have more fun?  Well, I don’t know but this is certainly a fine little painting!  Although it is little, it is fierce.