12×24 oil/panel. Price includes beautiful frame and shipping within the continental US and Canada.
The Roosevelt Cottage is the centerpiece of the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The “cottage”–really a large Victorian summer home with 18 bedrooms–was a wedding gift from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mother, Sara, to Franklin and Eleanor. FDR spent many of his childhood summers on the island, hiking and swimming. Although he only returned to the home a few times after becoming the 32nd President of the United States, Eleanor enjoyed every summer here until her death in 1962. Today, the cottage, along with the park, is administered jointly by the US and Canadian governments to preserve the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor. For more about the Park, visit www.fdr.net.
As a landscape painter, I have enjoyed this nearly 3000-acre park for over a decade, painting along many of it trails and scenic points. Time and time again, though, I return to the park’s collection of cottages, including the Roosevelt Cottage. It is an icon for the park, and represents the good times that President Roosevelt and Eleanor enjoyed while away from Washington. This beautiful painting represents the cottage early in the morning, when Franklin would be sitting at breakfast, enjoying the view across the bay to Eastport, Maine.