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Daybreak in Rice Park
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Daybreak in Rice Park

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Oil on Canvas - 2005

On May 16, 1849, a plat was filed by Henry M. Rice and John R. Irvine - the first addition to Saint Paul proper. They designated Block 11 as a ‘Public Square’. Thus, Rice Park was created, though for many years the land was simply known as City Park. In 1869, Mayor Prince acquired the first trees for the park. Police Chief Gooding and other officers planted them. By 1875, a variety of buildings surrounded the park - most notably City Hall and the Metropolitan Hotel. The construction of the Romanesque style Federal Building (Landmark Center) in 1901 ushered in a new era of large projects around the park: in 1910 the Saint Paul Hotel, in 1917 the Saint Paul Public Library and in 1922, the attached James J Hill Reference Library were completed - they were considered a high point in Beaux Arts design. In 1922, the exemplary Hamm building was completed nearby. In more recent decades the beautiful Ordway Theatre, handsome Landmark Tower (condominiums and offices) and Infor (Lawson Software) office building became high profile neighbors to Rice Park. In March 2004, Bill Hosko visited the park one morning as the first rays of the sun were reaching into the heart of downtown. As he was about to take a picture of the beautiful scene as a basis for his painting a woman walked into the view on her way to work - a perfect addition. (Canvas prints can be sized smaller)

Premium Archival satin paper print - Image size: 22.50” x 15.50” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $125

Premium Archival satin paper print - Image size: 22.50” x 15.50” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $175

Premium Museum Finish canvas print - Image size: 22.50” x 15.50” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $150

Premium Museum Finish canvas print - Image size: 22.50” x 15.50” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $195

Premium Archival mat paper print - Image size: 52” x 38” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $350

Premium Archival mat paper print - Image size: 52” x 38” - Signed/numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $450

Premium Museum Finish canvas print- Image size: 52” x 38” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $425

Premium Museum Finish canvas print - Image size: 52” x 38” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $575

Available Printer’s Proof - On canvas - Image size: 11 7/8” x 8 1/2” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 4/7 - $100

Available Printer’s Proof - On canvas - Image size: 10 1/2” x 7 1/2” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 6/7 - $100