|Stephen Howard Naegle
American Watercolor Artist
|Details of The Mill and Wash Day in Albuquerque
|The Mill by Stephen Naegle
Dated and signed, 1963
This painting was purchased by Carol Smith in Albuquerque. I'll
see if she wouldn't mind writing up the story in her own words of
how she acquired the painting. I thought it humorous, interesting
and revealing, well Carol, how about it?
|The Mill Signature Detail - Naegle '63
|The Mill - Hillside Detail
|The Mill - Roof Detail
|The Mill - Closeup
|The Mill from the newspaper clipping, April 1964
|32. The Wash Line
For the first forty years, the owner didn't know she had this painting. Carol
Hause Smith, was having Stephen Naegle's watercolor painting, The Mill
reframed and matted. She received an urgent call from the studio to please
come down at once.
Several thoughts ran through her mind, but it all became clear when she saw
the Naegle painting on the reverse side of The Mill. Stephen painted two
paintings on the same paper. He had judged The Wash Line unworthy of
his signature or any acknowledgement. Maybe it wasn't that at all. Maybe
he didn't have the cash for more paper? Oh, my, Carol, what a treasure!
Thank you so much for your generous heart to share. The photos and article
arrived today, September 5, 2006.
|The Mill has the painting The Wash Line painted on it's backside.
Matter of fact, Wash Day was painted first most likely and The Mill
last. Stephen was proud of The Mill. In reality, Stephen sent three
paintings to the World's Fair in New York, these two plus Range
Cabin. Read the article below: click on 1964 News.
|Gables and Chimney Detail
|Roof Line Detail
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