Brewster F2 A2 by Eric Sloane, N.A. (1905-1985). An early c.1942 illustration by Eric Sloane. A charmingly rendered pen, ink, colored pencil and chalk drawing of a Brewster F2 A2 in an original mat created by the artist. Signed Eric Sloane lower right. Attractively housed in an aircraft aluminum frame utilizing modern archival materials and under museum grade UV protective glass. Additionally, the original backing is also framed showing an original Eric Sloane signature and “Sky Top Studio” moniker written in Eric Sloane’s hand. Above this is an original business card, c. 1940, created by Eric Sloane and advertising his services as “Eric Sloane, Aviation Artist”. This business card is extremely rare – I have only heard of the existence of one other but have never been able to confirm the rumor to be true – and appears on the dust jacket of the Eric Sloane biography Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane. $1,800.00.
Welcome to the New Items portion of the Weather Hill Farm blog. When you scroll down, you will find many items that are currently for sale or have been recently sold. We specialize in early American furniture and decorative arts, as well as specializing in illustrations and paintings by Eric Sloane. We have many more illustrations and paintings by Eric Sloane than pictured throughout this website. Be sure to click on the Older Entries link at the bottom of this page for additional items for sale. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information.
Autumn Memories by Eric Sloane, N.A. 24″ x 28”. Oil on Panel in an original frame made by the artist. Signed Eric Sloane on verso along with his telephone number at the time. A special opportunity to acquire an original Eric Sloane painting never before offered to the public and with a special familial provenance.
Autumn Memories comes complete with a letter from Ruth Hinrichs, 5th wife of Eric Sloane. The letter explains how Ruth’s sister Elizabeth was to be married and Eric Sloane was asked to be best man by the groom. It seemed that Eric informed the groom that the only way that he could serve as best man was that if he could get a date – which he was sure that he could not accomplish on his own – no date, no best man at the wedding. Undeterred, the groom convinced bride Elizabeth to ask her sister Ruth to be Eric’s date. After all, he insisted, Eric Sloane was a good friend and “all around good guy” – Eric and Ruth would have a a nice dinner at the wedding, depart as friends, and perhaps occasionally see each other at parties thrown by the newly and happily married couple. Elizabeth consented to ask, Ruth said she’d go as Eric’s date, and everyone was happy.
Come the wedding date, Eric Sloane was charming if not a bit eccentric. He told Ruth at dinner that they were going to be the next couple to be married. Ruth thought he was a bit off his rocker, but they did have a good time after all. A few weeks later, Eric Sloane and Ruth Rohland were married.
As a wedding gift to the newly married Elizabeth and Freddy, Eric Sloane invited them into New York City to see his latest works being hung for sale in a Grand Central Gallery show. It was the evening before the opening reception and the workers were still putting the finishing touches on the placements and the lighting. Freddy, Elizabeth, and Ruth were treated to a fascinating, personal show by the artist himself. When Eric came to the last painting hanging in the gallery, he turned to Elizabeth and asked her which painting was her absolute favorite. Elizabeth reviewed all of them again and was immediately drawn to Autumn Memories, as it reminded her so much of afternoons spent walking in the New England countryside. She revealed to Eric her favorite and was absolutely astonished when Eric took it from the wall, handed it to Freddy, and said, “Here. I just remembered that I never did give you a wedding present”.
Autumn Memories hung in Freddy and Elizabeth’s home from 1957-2000, when I purchased it directly from Elizabeth with Ruth acting as intermediary. It has been professionally cleaned and varnished and is in exceptional original condition, retaining the original barn board frame made by Eric Sloane. A very special opportunity for someone to obtain a charming original Eric Sloane oil on Masonite painting in exceptional original condition, complete provenance, and one that has not previously been offered for sale to the public. Additionally, 25% of the purchase price will be donated by Weather Hill Farm to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum. Please contact the gallery for pricing information.
Coming Home by Eric Sloane. Dramatic and evocative cloudscape with a very special story. 16″ tall x 36″ wide. Signed and dated, lower right, with a holly leaf inscription. One of the few Eric Sloane paintings I have seen that is dated as Eric Sloane admitted to a fierce aversion to dating anything. The date is 1945 and the holly leaf signifies that the painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift by the wife of an Army Air Corps pilot returning from combat theatre after V-E Day – returning to her just in time for Christmas of 1945. Wonderful clouds and an expressive gradation in light – down below at ground level lights twinkle as darkness has already descended, where as up above at the pilot’s flight level there is still the pink glow of the setting sun. Charming, warm, emotional, and evocative – everything that a great Eric Sloane cloudscape should be. Cleaned and re-framed in an attractive barn wood frame with gilt liner. Sorry – Sold.
Marshland Cloudscape by Eric Sloane, N.A. Pen and ink with colored pencil and chalk highlights on paper. 20.25″ tall x 20.25″ wide by site; 12″ x 12″ image size. Signed Eric Sloane, N.A. lower right. In original Walter Skor frame. Re-framed using all acid free materials and housed under museum quality UV protective glass. Marshland Cloudscape appears in Eric Sloane’s For Spacious Skies (1978) on page 45. Excellent condition. Please contact gallery for pricing. Sorry – sold.
The Old Bridge by Eric Sloane, N.A. Charming pen and ink illustration of a covered bridge. Bold signature underneath a crisp drawing of a covered bridge. Double matted and framed in attractive Sloane-esque barn wood frame with all acid free materials and housed under museum grade UV protective glass. Approximately 17″ tall x 19 3/4″ wide by site. Image size is approximately 10.5″ Tall x 13″ wide. A unique opportunity to acquire an original Eric Sloane drawing in superb condition. $750.00
Alone @ 12,000′ by Eric Sloane. Oil on canvas, c. 1950. Professionally cleaned, varnished, and re-framed in period-look silver frame by Weather Hill Farm. Alone @ 12,000′ was commissioned by the wife of a civilian air patrol pilot tasked with scouting the east coast of the United Stated during WWII to find suitable emergency landing locations for allied planes. Bold and evocative with great cloud work and color. Sorry – Sold.
Deserted Mill by Eric Sloan, N.A. A very high quality and desirable Triton Press International collotype on fine art paper. Attractively framed and matted, signed and numbered edition. #5/490. Please contact gallery for pricing.
Documented Moravian dower chest from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Moravian community. Ornately carved, c. 1745. Please contact gallery for pricing. Sorry – Sold.
West Wind by Eric Sloane, N.A. Oil on canvas, c. 1955. An absolutely stunning maritime seen, West Wind combines Sloane’s iconic cloud formations with an evocative body of water in a state of turmoil. Great color and perspective and a wonderful sense of movement upon the water. Recently cleaned and varnished and placed within a new silver frame with a period look. Please contact the gallery for pricing. Sorry – Sold