Welcome to our site! Please enjoy the images and the video and travel back to the 19th Century and a simpler time - horses and carrages, Victorian dress and manners, children and games, historic structures and federalist style.
These pages present an overview of some of the historical paintings of Richard Burke Jones (see new painting description below). Just call 978.518.6515 or 978.462.8382 if you like a print or wish to discuss the work (or maybe an historical commission).
Additionally, there are examples of some of the giclees of these paintings (and an online store), a short biography, a short philosophy of life, and a contact sheet in the event you wish to order from or communicate with the artist. Click here to go directly to the new store!. Richard Burke Jones has finished the oil painting "Upper State Street..." (see description below) and would love to hear from you if you have an idea or suggestion for the next view of Newburyport, or another locale. Click here to send him an email with your suggestion.
Here is a close-up of the facade of the Whitefield Church showing a recently married couple leaving the church to the waiting carriage and two residences on the corner of Prospect and State Streets.
Newburyport, Upper State Street - New
Richard Burke Jones has recently completed a oil on canvas, 38" x 48", entitled "Upper State Street and Beyond - Newburyport, 1870s". It was finished on August 30, 2013. The original hangs in the first floor of the Institution For Savings at 93 State Street, Newburyport near the tellers on the right. It is accessible to the public. There is an explanatory brochure at the bank that you may find interesting and informative. If you wish to place an order for a giclee print, please contact the artist at email@example.com.
The foreground area is upper State Street, Newburyport and it includes (from right to left) the Dalton Club, the Institution for Savings Bank, nineteenth-century residences and the Whitefield Church. On State Street itself there are horse and carriages including the carriage in front of the Institution waiting for the return of its passengers, attentive dogs, mother and baby carriage, the wedding at Whitefield's church with dress attendants, violinist and vocalist, and applauding guests.
The Dalton Club is an historic colonial house at 95 State Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1746 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Next to the Dalton Club is the Institution for Savings - the third bank in the United States to be incorporated on January 31, 1820. (The first was in Boston, the second in Salem, Massachusetts.) The bank moved to its present location in 1871.
Rufus Sargent (1812-1886), a prominent local architect, designed the Italianate-style building. Tall, rounded-arch windows, an elevated entry door of black walnut, giant brownstone pillars, a copper balustrade and cornices, and detailing on the front façade decorate the brownstone.