Printed caption: Old Ledyard Bridge / by Paul Sample / This painting by Paul Sample ’20, Artist /in-Residence at Dartmouth College since / 1938, shows the covered bridge over the / Connecticut River before it was replaced / in 1935. It is based on his recollections / of a scene familiar to many Dartmouth / alumni. It served as the subject for his / demonstration, ”How A Painting Is Made,” / at the Hanover Holiday program in Chicago / on January 30, 1954.
The artist; sold via raffle at a Chicago "Hanover Holiday" Dartmouth Alumni Association fundraising event to Arthur Ivar Appleton, Chicago, January 30, 1954; descent in the Appleton family, 2008; with private dealer, Florida, as agent, 2010; Brock & Company, Concord, Massachusetts; 2010; sold to present collection, 2011.
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