Accession number: 00.19.2
Date: 1919 – 1999
Materials: Fibre; Paint
Measurements: 53.8 cm L x 64.3 cm W
Signature: Bert Young
Narrative: The artist was born in White Rock on Maplewood Farm in 1911. He spent the first 17 years of his life in White Rock, the Gaspereau River, and South Mountain. Painting was a hobby for most of the artist's life. This painting is featured in his book My White Rock that was published in 1999.
Description: A painting of the old dam in White Rock. The painting portrays a river flowing through a forest. There is a mixture of bright and dark colors. The color of the leaves on the trees indicate that the painting may be representing the autumn months as some of the leaves are green, yellow, and orange. There is a mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees on each side of the bank (very characteristic of the south mountain). There appears to be leaves floating on the surface of the water. Rocks line the right edge of the riverbank where the water is more shallow. The reflection of the trees can be seen on the water's surface. There is the artist's signature in the bottom right hand corner. In the distance it appears that the river turns from a calm flow into rapids. The painting sits in a matte and a brown wooden frame.