This detailed and breathtaking watercolor paitning by Alicia Stonebreaker pictures the well known, wonderful Margaret Holland Inn on Main St. in Northfield, Vermont. It was during the 1970 Parents’ Weekend at Norwich University with Alicia’s son, William, in his freshman year, where Alicia first met the Judge at his Margaret Holland Inn. There are many, many people who have outstanding memories of this unique and beautiful Vermont inn. In 1973 she married Vermont District Court Judge John P. Connarn (Norwich '41) and became Alicia Stonebreaker Connarn. The well respected Judge Connarn, Vermont State Attorney General from 1965-1967, loved Alicia dearly. For several years he would make the commute from his court room in Montpelier, Vermont to Alicia's home and art studio in Brunswick, Maine, a four to five hour drive each way. He was a native of Brattleboro, Vermont and resided nearly all his life in Northfield, Vermont. He graduated from Northfield High School, and he was a Cadet at Norwich University from which he graduated in 1941. After meritorious service in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Theater in World War II, where he was severely wounded in France, he earned a law degree from the University of Maine. In 1956, the citizens of Northfield elected this able attorney to represent their town in the House of Representatives where he faithfully served for four terms. In 1967, the General Assembly elected him to a seat on the Vermont District Court, and he presided with great distinction in both district and superior courtrooms until his retirement from the bench in 1985. He remained loyal to his alma mater, serving as President of the Norwich University Alumni Association and as District Captain of the Norwich University 2000 Fund Drive. He greeted guests at the Margaret Holland Inn in Northfield where he was the owner and innkeeper. Alicia and the Judge were married a short three years until her sudden passing at age fifty-one in 1976. Her funeral in Brunswick, Maine was attended by several hundred friends and relatives. Many members of the Norwich University community, Vermont State Police and Judicial system officers were in attendance. Today she is interred at the Pine Grove Cemetary adjacent to the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine.
The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.
We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.
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The original painting is in a private collection
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