HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Sam Walter Foss – 1897

$189.00

The House by the Side of the Road framed motto has all the bells and whistles. Every aspect is original, the frame, glass dust-cover paper and the prized large brass CLOVERLEAF hanger engraved with BUZZA, the publishing company. The frame itself is in excellent condition. It was purposely crackled aging it perhaps due to the wide skirts and tall hats. Also, original is the dust-cover paper and the much sought after brass CLOVERLEAF hanger embossed with BUZZA, the publishing house. An added bonus is a circular, gold foil label from the store who retailed the motto. It reads, From the Holt Art Store Artistic Picture Framing Gifts 742 Broadway Tacoma.

It you appreciate poetry and like Mr. Foss verse, then consider purchasing this Buzza Motto. It truly is a find!

Dimensions: 9” x 9”

1 in stock

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.

Also, included:

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
Gifts
742 Broadway
Tacoma

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.

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