The Peaks of Otter and the Town of Liberty
Oil on canvas
Virginia Historical Society
Lora Robins Collection of Virginia Art.
Partial gift of Mildred Edmunds Long.
As always with this artist, it is the extraordinary details of the town that engage the viewer. In every
inch of this depiction of Liberty–in the trains, the
houses and public buildings, the tilled fields, the
people at work or play–the viewer finds reason to
linger in front of the canvas. Of the inhabitants of
Liberty, one traveler probably familiar with William
Tell wrote, "They, indeed, are the very princes of
freemen; breathing, as they do, the pure breezes of
their own blue mountains,
and daily learning lessons of liberty and independence from the wild bird that soars in unobstructed
flight and proud defiance about the towering summit of the Peaks of Otter."
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