Natchez Under The Hill - 1882
"Natchez Under-the-Hill" is a color reproduction available in a series of 500 signed and numbered prints.
The original oil painting was created on a 28"x44" Belgian linen canvas.
Marc Poole of Starkville, Mississippi was inspired to create "Natchez Under-the Hill -1882," back in 1996. He was a guitar player in a band that frequently played at the Lady Luck casino under the hill, and in his off-time, he would often sit in the spot represented in the painting and watch the river traffic come and go.
Marc began sketching, and spent the next year or so researching old photos from the Gandy collection, and tried to envision what it would have looked like in color. He was also inspired by the works of British maritime artist John Stobart, renowned for his recreations of 19th century American seaports.
Marc finished the painting in 1999, and Madison resident Dr. Bill Johnson purchased the original.