Recently completed commission. The Historic Black Point Estate: Lake Geneva, Wisc.

Posted on August 02, 2015 by Phillip Thompson | 0 comments

The museum at Black Point Estate approached me last year about doing a print that celebrated the estate and could be offered up for sale in their shop. This (below) is the final outcome.

I wanted to show the estate in its glory throughout the year. It's open May through October and accessible by boat only. So I started on the left with the estate as most people experience it, in the summer, transitioning to fall, winter--when Lake Geneva ices over and some residents go ice fishing--and then to spring, when the estate/boat is back in business.

That boat, incidentally, is the Polaris, the oldest one in service. It was built in 1898.

The estate itself dates to 1888. Designed in a classic Queen Anne style, it was the getaway of Conrad Seipp, a German immigrant and Chicago beer baron. He only lived long enough to enjoy it for two years, however.

Look for this print at the museum shop. Coloring credit goes to Claudio Naccari. He does great work.

 


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