The House of Seven Gables, or more properly known as the Turner-Ingersoll mansion in Salem, Massachusetts is said to be home to gothic literature in the United States. Nathanial Hawthorne, who wrote the book visited here as a child. Today it’s restored and kept as it was in the 19th century.
Was it the house that inspired the story? Quite likely so, but even if not, the link between the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion in Salem, Massachusetts and Nathaniel Hawthorne is well established. It was my first night in Salem, a tropical storm was just setting in, it was late and I had the place to myself. Standing outside the house, pondering the book, Hawthorne’s life and the horrors that had besieged this town in the past, I found a rhythm to my thoughts. It was a cadence played out by the sound of chains on steel, coming from boats moored in the harbor, accompanied by the occasional splash of waves against the hulls of the boats. It seemed an oddly timeless sound, in a timeless place, and I hear it still in my soul. It remains my most vivid memory of Salem.
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Printed with archival inks on acid free, Moab Somerset Enhanced Velvet watercolor paper and mounted on foamcore board for stability, protection and to avoid wrinkling
Available framed in Black on Black ornate special edition, and plain black.