The Bar, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert [Maine]

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Maitland Armstrong (American, 1836–1918)
The Bar, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert [Maine], 1877, reworked 1883
Oil on canvas
24 1/8 × 47 1/8 in. (61.28 × 119.7 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Gift of Frederick Layton L1916.13
Photo credit: P. Richard Eells
Not Currently on View

Publication History
Little, Carl. "Painting the Bar to Rodick's Island: A New Version of a Classic Acadia Image Comes to Light," Friends of Acadia Journal, vol. 23, no. 2 (Summer 2018), p. 16, collor illus.

Eastberg, John C. and Eric Vogel. Layton’s Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection 1888–2013. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Collection, Inc., 2013, p. 458, color illus. p. 459.

Hill, Ruth Ann. Discovering Old Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: An Unconventional History and Guide. Maine: Down East Books, 1996, b/w illus. p. 91.

Wilmerding, John. The Artist’s Mount Desert: American Painters on the Maine Coast. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 136 and 139, b/w illus. p. 138.

Cullity, Brian. Romancing the Shore: Views of Coastal New England. Sandwich, Massachusetts: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1990, p. 6, illus. 1.

Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, p. 77, cat. 222.

National Academy of Design. Catalogue of the Annual Exhibition. New York: National Academy of Design, 1877, cat. 297. (title as The Harbor Bar, Mt. Desert; price: $400)
Exhibition History
Romancing the Shore: Views of Coastal New England, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, May 13–October 14, 1990.

Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, 1877 (title as The Harbor Bar, Mt. Desert; price: $400)

This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.