Historic Brinton Ranch House
“The Brinton has always been, for me, about dreams and possibilities. On my visits there when I was young, I would form fairy tale thoughts about living in such a beautiful place. The Brinton helped form my love of books and art. It is a ‘truth of place’ and spirit that makes the Brinton not about grandeur or importance; it is about understanding an elegant world simply by cherishing what matters. ”
The Brinton Ranch House will re-open May 2017
The Ranch House features original watercolors, oils, pen and ink drawings, historic documents and sculptures in their original setting. Brinton collected works by a wide representation of artists, both regionally and nationally renowned, many of whom he knew personally. The house collection includes local artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings, in addition to others such as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Edward Borein, John James Audubon, Frank Benson and Frank Tenney Johnson.
Not to be missed: The frieze in the Living Room by Edward Borein, the Steinway Duo-Art Player Piano in the Music Room, fancy table settings in the dining room, wax portraits by Jean Baptiste Nini of Ben Franklin and Henry Fielding in the Library, an oil by Hans Kleiber depicting the Brinton Gardens and many more …