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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor S. N. McCann Estate
Catalog Number 54.7.117
Date early 1900s
Description Painted scene of the North River, likely near Bridgewater, Virginia, by Rebecca Wampler Bowman. A bird skims over the river. Trees are visible along the bank including a tree with orange foliage. "North River-VA-"in red at lower left. "R.B." in red at lower right. Annotated on reverse. In golden wooden and composite frame. From label: The artist, born 1871, in Rockingham County, VA was the daughter of Frederick and Anna Driver Wampler and a sister to Fred and Ernest Wampler, Bridgewater College graduates and Brethren missionaries. She married Samuel Bowman in 1891. Best known for her painting of the town of Bridgewater in 1905, she taught at Bridgewater College, 1894-1896, 1911-1913. This undated oil painting came from the Samuel McCann Estate.
Material Canvas, Plaster, Wood
Artist Bowman, Rebecca Wampler
Dimensions H-1.3 W-13 L-16 inches
People Bowman, Rebecca Wampler