Available Artwork

Welcome to the online version of the gallery @ Weather Hill Farm.  Due to the fluctuating nature of our business, we often have many more illustrations and paintings by Eric Sloane than pictured throughout this website. We strive to bring to our clients unique and unusual items as well as “new to market” paintings of exceptional quality to appeal to the discriminating collector. We sell those works by Sloane which represent the highest levels of his skills, works in which we have the utmost confidence in the quality, condition, emotional impact, and current and future value – and we often use our own capital to do so. We encourage you to visit and browse our selection in a unique and relaxed environment and we always welcome your questions. For more information on any of our offerings, please feel free to email us or to call us at 570-204-2906. We would be pleased to help you.

Pictured above – A West Wind by Eric Sloane, N.A. Bold and dramatic oil on canvas, a relatively rare choice of surface for Sloane. Re-framed in a elegant, period-correct frame. Approximately 27.5″ tall x 35.5″ wide; Framed dimensions: Approximately 32″ tall x 40.5″ wide. Please contact the gallery for pricing.

Good Will Flight by Eric Sloane, N.A. Original pen and ink on paper illustration, c. 1944

Humorous original pen and ink illustration by Eric Sloane, N.A., likely intended for a WW II-era magazine such as Pegasus or Air Trails. Most certainly Sloane drew this during the Second World War. The illustration depicts a comically armed medium range bomber, complete with fuselage art depicting a dove (the bird of peace) with an olive branch in it’s beak and titled Good Will Flight. Two pilots stand looking over the aircraft, with one saying to the other “The general never believed in subtlety”. Detail, Good Will Flight by Eric Sloane, N.A.:

Exceedingly rare early airport map of Newark Airport, by Eric Sloane, N.A. While it is undated, several clues are visible. One is that there are no hangers on the airport property, only “proposed” hangers. Additionally, “Mayor Ellenstein” (Meyer C. Ellenstein) is listed amongst the prominent names – he was mayor of Newark from 1933-1941. The style of the illustration suggests mid-1930s, given what we know of Eric Sloane’s early illustrations.

This is a print, likely struck in very, very small quantities as this is the only one I have seen in nearly 20 years of collecting, selling, restoring, and authenticating works by Eric Sloane. This map benefits greatly from an original pen and ink drawing by Eric Sloane, as well as his signature, lower right. Signed, inscribed, and with remarque “To Nat The Supe of the Joint from Eric Sloane”.

Image: Approximately 8.75″ tall x 10.5″ wide. Framed: Approximately 14.75″ tall x 16.75″ wide

Wonderfully framed in a very unique form. Matting is difficult to discern in the photograph – it shows silver swirling reminiscent of cirrus clouds. Under U.V. glass and ready to hang. Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Late Autumn in Connecticut by Eric Sloane, N.A..

Pictured above is our latest offering, one that has been in our consignor’s family since it was originally purchased directly from Eric. It has never been offered for sale until now. Wonderful choice of palette, the sky appearing particularly well rendered. Housed in its original frame. Approximately 19.5″ tall x 23.25″ wide.

An original pen and ink drawing by Eric Sloane, N.A. Signed Eric Sloane, lower right. Newly framed and matted, all archival materials. Image size approximately 10.5″ tall x 13″ wide, framed dimensions approximately 17.25″ tall x 19.75″ wide. Some lucky customer is going to own an original Eric Sloane illustration for only $725.00.

Original illustration entitled Closing Fast, Republic Guardsmen by Eric Sloane, N.A..

Closing Fast, Republic Guardsman by Eric Sloane, N.A.  C. 1945.  Pen and ink, gouache and colored pencil.  Wonderfully detailed pen and ink (the most detailed I have ever seen) of three Republic Guardsman aircraft in a diving formation.  Fantastically bold and dramatic, the sense of speed and movement is palpable. In exceptional original condition.  In all new modern gunmetal gray steel framing, including acid free materials and museum UV protective glass.  Image size approximately 16″ tall x 13.5″ wide. Framed dimensions approximately 22.5″ tall x 19.5″ wide. Please contact gallery for pricing.

Pictured, below: Spring House by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Uncommon print with an original, hand signed signature by Eric in his typical red marker.  In very good condition with acceptable frame.   $75.00.

Pictured, below: Fantastic “trinket tray” by Delano Studios of Long Island, N.Y.  Eric Sloane designed dozens of illustrations for Delano to use on their enamelware cookware line, for luncheon and dinner plates, and for unique items like this tray that commemorated the 50th anniversary of Parker & Co. International, an aviation insurance company. Hand colored and charming illustration by Eric Sloane specifically for this tray.  $50.00.

Pictured, below: A wonderfully charming original pen and ink illustration by Eric Sloane, N.A., entitled Often the Woodshed was larger than the School House. This is the original illustration by Sloane that can be found in his 1972 book The Little Red Schoolhouse, A Sketchbook of Early American Education. Newly framed and double matted, using all acid-free materials and UV glass. Illustration measures approximately 13.5″ wide x 10.5″ tall. Framed dimensions are approximately 19.375″ wide x 16.5″ tall. Please call the gallery for pricing.

Wil’s Photography

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I have enjoyed photography from the time I was 9 years old, when I somehow convinced my mom and dad that I just couldn’t live without a Kodak Instamatic X15, which used 126 cartridge film packs. At the age of 12, I graduated to a 35mm camera, saving every penny I could lay my hands on to eventually shell out about $130.00 for a new Nikon EM with standard 50mm lens. I put that Nikon away after a photography course in my sophmore year of college (it satisfied the fine arts liberal arts requirement). One of our assignments was to take a self-portrait. You can see from the result below that I was already interested in barns, and presumably listening to a lot of U2.

Up until very recently, I was very much enjoying shooting with an old Polaroid Automatic 100 land camera. It was an absolute joy to use for close-up work, less so for landscape work (which, in it’s defense, it was not intended to do well). Unfortunately, the film used in the Automatic is no longer available. The first film type to go (and most unfortunately for me because I cherished it) was black and white:

Next to go was Fuji Film’s FP 100C, which produced some very good results with a soft, vintage feel to the colors:

These days, I reach for one end of the photographic spectrum or the other. When I want to experiment with film, I use a Voightlander Bessa, a folding camera that *just about* fits into my pocket, but takes a 6cm x 9cm negative. On the other end of the spectrum is my Nikon D5600. I have achieved some pretty good results from this digital wonder:

I hope that you enjoy some of the following photographs.

Wil’s Work

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When author Wil Mauch completed his doctoral dissertation a decade past, he believed he was finished with writing. No doubt most of his doctoral committee members shared a similar hope. It wasn’t until his daughter Edith encouraged him to begin writing again that Wil considered picking up the pen once more. 

Wil is the author of Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane (Garrigues House, 2000).  In addition to Eric Sloane’s Simple Machines: Noah Blake, A Boy, a Diary, and the Building of America, the author will also have published this year Symbols of American Spirit:  50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum.  Future publications include:

Diary of an Early American Girl, Sarah Trowbridge, 1805.   This delightful tale picks up the story of Noah and Sarah, told through the perspective of Sarah.  Readers will be surprised to learn of how Noah and Sarah’s future unfolds and will come to know a resourceful, spirited, and heroic Sarah Trowbridge.   

Witness Tree, the story of the life of a 240-year-old house as told from the perspective of an equally ancient tree.

Eckville Saturday Nights, the author’s reminiscences of having lived in rural Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Elllie and the Clouds, Farmer Wanzer’s Vacation and Farmer Wanzer’s Trip of a Lifetime, two books written especially for children and the adults who care for them.

When not writing, Wil owns and manages Weather Hill Farm, a gallery that specializes in the works of Eric Sloane.  Wil appraises, authenticates, sells, and restores works by the artist.  The gallery is nestled in a c.1780 Swiss log house.  Weather Hill is also home to a menagerie of rescue animals: a miniature horse, two sheep, three chickens, and four cats.  The sheep are especially enthralled with one of Wil’s other pursuits, rebuilding, modifying, and racing vintage BMW motorcycles (even if the latter is at times a product of his own imagination). He is also the founder and past president of the 501(c)(3) non-profit group the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum. 

Edith with rescue sheep Emmy Noether

This past summer Wil discovered a new pursuit, walking much of northern England with his daughter Edith.  He left part of his heart in the North York Moors and intends to return soon to retrieve what he left behind.  He can be reached via email.  

Beautiful Rievaulx in the North York Moors