PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM – Penobscot Marine Museum 2016 Gala Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 30, 2016 07:00 PM EDT


Burnt Island, 1882. Shadowbox by Anne Emmanuelle Marpeau

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$14,000 USD

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Ms. Marpeau’s work is unique - the components in her shadowboxes are meticulously constructed of traditional materials - the boats, rocks, houses and lighthouses from wood, the bodies of the men and women of tightly rolled cloth. The true mastery of her art, however, is the manner in which she uses her materials to create the essence of the stories she tells. In this portrayal of the Little Fox Island Thorofare, she begins: Our parents, Louis Leadbetter and Mary Ann Alderwood had built their farm on the southwest shore of Burnt Island. Have you ever been there? It was then surrounded by cleared fields. Growing up on an island we either rode or sailed… Measurement: 29”L x 18 ½”H x 10.5”D.