• A pen-and-ink illustration by artist Charles Dana Gibson of the iconic “Gibson Girl”, thought to be the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness ruing the later 19th and early 20th centuries in the United State. (Speakeasy stairs)
  • Prohibition-era faux book that, by removing its corners reveals itself as a liquor flask, complete with attractive drinking cups. (Speakeasy)
  • Two back-lit leaded-glass windows with etched silhouettes of flapper girls from the Prohibition Era. These along with two others were removed from a Philadelphia speak-easy bar before its recent demolition. (Speakeasy)
  • Eight carved 19th century bas relief panels carved out of walnut wood that depict various stages of wine making and drinking.  (Speakeasy )
  • Portions of the Log Cabin bar that was previously located in the upstairs Speak-easy (Piano) Lounge. Note the “Children’s Alphabet Animal Plaques “on the rolling bar, which were Log Cabin customer favorites over the years. These were produced by Wilton Armetale, a company founded in 1892 by the Armetale family in Lancaster PA. Originally established in Wrightsville, the company moved to Mt. Joy in 1969 and was acquired by Lifetime Brands in 2016. (Speakeasy)

SECOND FLOOR:

  • Pablo Picasso’s famous portrait of Gertrude Stein, now on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Upstairs Hall)
  • Amedeo Modigliani’s “The Cellist” (1909). (Balcony Room)
  • John Auguste Dominque Ingres’ portrait of Francois-Marius Granet (1807), the original of which is in the French Musee Granet (1807). (Balcony Room)
  • Vincent Van Gogh’s “Portrait of Armand Roulin” (1888). (Sunset Room)
  • Henri Matisse’s “Marguerite” (1907). (Sunset Room)
  • Hans Holbeing the Younger’s “Portrait of a Member of the Wedigh Family” (1532), the original of which is currently in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. (DiSantis Room)
  • Paul Gaugin’s “Nafeaffaa Ipolpo” a/k/a “When Will you Marry.”  (DiSantis Room)

  • Antonello da Messina’s “A Portrait of a Man” (1470), recently on tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Porch Room)
  • Raffaello Sanzio’s portrait of Cardinal Thomaso Inghirami (1512). (Porch Room)
  • A young King Henry VIII or Edward VI, his son, holding a Tudor Rose, the floral heraldic emblem of England. The Tudor Rose takes its name and origins from the House of Tudor, which united the
    House of Lancaster (red rose) and the House of York (white rose) in 1485. (Booth Room)
  • Christian Seybold’s “Christian Reynolds Self-Portrait” (1745), the original of which is the Paris Louvre. (Gallery Room)
  • Mark Workman’s “City at Rest”. Mark is a nationally-known Lancaster artist who was born in
    Lancaster and now resides in Lititz. The original painting was a western view from Kirk Liddell’s
    downtown Lancaster office with the Lancaster Municipal Building and several prominent local
    church towers in the background. (Gallery Room)
  • James Northcote’s “Diligence and Dissipation” (1796), a set of 12 engravings depicting a
    morality tale in the manner of William Hogarth. (Tavern Room)
  • “Girl with a Pink Scarf”, in the manner of Jacob Eichholtz or Thomas Sully, both well-known
    portrait painters who lived most of their lives in Philadelphia. Eichholtz was born in Lancaster
    Pennsylvania in 1776 and is known to have painted more than 800 portraits over the course
    of 35 years. (Tavern Room)

“BOY WITH CAP AND RIDING CROP"
by Lauber 1900

MAIN FLOOR:

  • Francisco de Goya’s “The Bookseller’s Wife”, the original of which is in the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Front Entrance)
  • 19th Century painting “Artist at Easel with Model”, painter unknown. Note back of model’s head at lower left, sketchbook with notes at middle right, and shadowy group of figures in dark painting at lower right. (Front Hallway)
  • Amantine Lucile Aurore Dudevant a/k/a  George Sand, famous 19th century French novelist who was notorious for wearing men’s clothing in public without a permit. She also smoked tobacco in public and had numerous romantic relationships including ones with dramatist Alfred de Musset and composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. (See the 1991 film “Impromptu” with Hugh Grant, and the 2002 film “Chopin: Desire for Love.” (Piano Lounge)
  • Theodoor Rombouts’ “The Lute Player” (1620), the original of which is in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. (Piano Lounge)
    Painting of a man playing a guitar while reading music by A.A Stsubiarech G.F.S. (1862). (Piano Lounge)

  • Lauber’s “Boy with Cap and Riding Crop” (1900), for many years The Log Cabin’s iconic theme painting. (Main Hallway)
  • French Peintre de la Marine Eugene Lepoittevin’s “Harbor Scene”, featuring the back side of a horse, a boat with sails stowed, and passengers wary of the storm clouds gathering in the background. (Main Dining Room)

Charlie DiSantis, who owned The Log Cabin for 50 years, loved food and art. He stocked his restaurant with fine, historical paintings as well as his own excellent copies of paintings done by famous artists like Modigliani. Gaugin, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Goya. To this collection, the Liddell Family added some of their own favorites, including works of local artists Mark Workman, Ann DeLaurentis, and Kerry Sacco.

In total, there are more than 100 paintings, etchings, woodcuts, and other artworks on display in The Log Cabin’s 12 dining rooms, as well as descriptions of each in notebooks available at the front desk. Among our favorites:

SPEAKEASY:
  • Traditional French-woven tapestry depicting Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis (1927), depicting the pilot flanked by the landscape of both cities. (1927). (Speakeasy stairs)
  • The least scandalous portion of the Robert A. Nelson wall mural that graced Charlie DiSantis’
    Italianate bar room before it was remodeled into the existing Tavern Room in 2011.  Bob Nelson was a well-known Millersville University art professor (later Professor Emeritus) who became nationally known primarily for his whimsical works of art now included in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  The larger mural (which is available for purchase) depicted early Romans in varying degrees of dress and undress while harvesting grapes, producing wine, and partying. (Speakeasy stairs)
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir’s “Dance in the Country” (1893), currently on display at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. (Speakeasy stairs)

“THE BOOKSELLER’S WIFE”

by Francisco de Goya

“GERTRUDE STEIN”

Original by Pablo Picasso

“PORTRAIT OF ARMAND ROULIN”

Original by Vincent Van Gogh

the log cabin art collection