HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Sam Floss – A Reverse Painting on Glass
HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, A Buzza Motto
Let me live in a house by the side of the road.
Where the race of men go by,
The men who are bad as I. I would not sit in the scorner’s seat
Or hurl the cynic’s ban;
Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
And be a friend to man.
by Sam Walter Foss, known for his inspirational poem.
The Buzza Company Minneapolis U.S.A.
by arrangement with Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co.
From “Dreams in Homespun’”
Copyright 1897 Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co.
HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD is a reverse painting is an art form consisting of applying paint to glass. When turned the motto is legible and at times is three dimensional.
Another term referred to as the art of cold painting and gilding on the back of glass is verre églomisé, named after the French decorator Jean-Baptiste Glomy.
The motto’s design is dramatic. The illustrator’s use of black, gold and red create a striking, eye-catching Buzza Motto. Also, House by the Side of the Road framing has all the bells and whistles. Every aspect is original; the frame, glass dust-cover paper, and the prize is a large brass CLOVERLEAF hanger engraved with BUZZA.
The bonus is a circular, gold foil label from the retail store. It reads,
From the Holt Art Store
Artistic Picture Framing
Those who appreciate poetry should enjoy Sam Foss’ verse. Consider purchasing HOUSE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. The motto is truly a find!
9” x 9”
Verre églomisé or back painting technique dates back to Egyptian times, but it was named after Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711-1786) who was responsible for its revival in modern times. Glomy was a frame maker at the court of King Louis XV and Louis XVI and began using this technique during the second half of the eighteenth century.