James Gilman Notecards

This boxed set of eight notecards and envelopes span New England’s four seasons and highlight Gilman’s artistry. Set contains two each of the following: Mary Baker Eddy’s Birthplace, watercolor in sepia ink, 1920; Old New England, pencil drawing, 1907; Sunshine on the Farm, pen and ink drawing, circa 1888; The Pasture Spring, pencil drawing, circa 1895.

Known for his pastoral New England landscapes and his artistic collaboration with Mary Baker Eddy on her illustrated poem Christ and Christmas, James Franklin Gilman (1850–1929) was self-taught. As a young man, he traveled throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, bartering room and board in exchange for his artwork. Many years later he wrote, “Our steadfast purpose has ever been ... to make faithful, honest, permanent pictures of value” (Old Home Pictures, 1904, Longyear Museum Collection). Today, Mr. Gilman’s art is still cherished and collected, and numerous exhibitions of his work have been held in New England over the years.

Card size 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches.