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art + antiques
just outside the entrance salon hangs
American painter Bryson Burroughs’s “The Well
of Mer,” an oil painting completed in the early
20th century. In the salon (facing page),
Boston-born Henry Botkin’s Expressionist oil on
canvas “Billiard Players” faces a sitting area
adorned with the artist’s abstract pieces.
the gilt-framed prints on the face of the bookshelves offers the illusion of paned windows.
Setting the tone for the soothing entrance
salon are works by Boston-born modernist
Henry Botkin, from his Expressionist circa
1930 “Billiard Players” to full-blown abstractions from the 1960s. Divided into four nooks,
the salon features the dynamic pairing of a
44-inch-by-33-inch Botkin with two 9-inch-by-
10-inch pieces by the artist.
“A variety of frame sizes and styles will
work just as well as identically sized works
placed in a regular arrangement,” says Baiano.
McClelland credits his
appreciation of abstracts to
his longtime maitre d’, Louis
Risoli, a successful artist represented by Boston’s Gallery
Naga. In fact, L’Espalier’s entire waitstaff is as
well trained about the restaurant’s artworks as
about the cuisine.
Incidentally, both are drawing raves.