A colour painting of the farmhouse of Arthur H. Goodenough, the elderly amateur press man and friend of Lovecraft living near Brattleboro…

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From the auctioneer: “D. POWERS: PASTEL PAINTING OF A COLONIAL HOME IN BRATTLEBORO VT (GOODENOUGH FARM)”

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From the same auctioneer: “BERT G. AKLEY, OIL ON ARTISTS BOARD OF AN INDIAN MAIDEN PADDLING A BIRCH BARK CANOE BY MOONLIGHT 1917”. This is by the rustic naif artist-recluse Bert Gilman Akley (1871-1946) who Lovecraft visited at his farm and who gave his name to Akeley in “The Whisperer in Darkness”. Although a local article suggests…

“For Akeley’s home, however, Lovecraft seems to have drawn from his experience visiting another isolated Vermonter, the poet Arthur Henry Goodenough.”

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