"Dwarf Trees of Japan" from Brooklyn Daily Eagle

      "Sumptuous Studio Just Opened Causes Sensation In Art Circles" (1902), two-thirds of a full-page article with five engravings.  About A.A. Anderson, "painter, ranchman and man of affairs," his studio and suite of rooms at the top of the Bryant Park Studio Building, 42nd St. & 6th Ave., Manhattan, which building Anderson himself put up for the benefit of brother artists who also had found that true art pays.  Beginning at the end of the fourth of thirteen paragraphs, we are witness to:

       "...The noiseless man servant appears and shows one up the traditional winding stair, untraditionally built of polished wood and glowing in the soft, mellow light of stained glass windows.
       "It winds up to where a pair of heavy glass doors open into a dainty little green and white conservatory filled with palms and ferns and the curious twisted dwarf trees of Japan.  The room serves as an ante-room to the studio and a beautiful old Spanish brazier, of darkened oak and gleaming brass, bearing the coat of arms of some proud house of a bygone day, and its date, 1615, almost obliterated by nearly three centuries of polishing, gives prophecy of what one may expect within.  And the prophecy is more than fulfilled." 1


1     Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 6, 1902, pg. 53

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