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In Situ: The Painted Panels

Now These Walls Can Talk!

During the first summers of the Lyme art colony the artists began to paint scenes on the door panels of the boardinghouse. By 1905, this tradition spread to the dining room where the artists installed double rows of painted panels on all four walls.

Today, these 38 individual panels and the 8 double panels (those on doors that complete one scene) are all in situ in the Griswold boardinghouse. From classic Old Lyme subjects to exotic and faraway places, the panels present a treasure trove of artistic expression of the art colony. These are the paintings the artists selected to leave behind as their artistic legacy. Now, you can investigate the panels up close, front and back, and learn about the artists who painted them.


West Wall

Venetian Night

Robert Nisbet

Venetian Night

Summer Scene

Gifford Beal

Summer Scene

Floral Still Life

Childe Hassam

Floral Still Life

White Cottage in Autumn

Woodhull Adams

White Cottage in Autumn

Cow Resting in Meadow

George Glenn Newell

Cow Resting in Meadow

Autumn Landscape

Henry C. White

Autumn Landscape

Ipswich in Winter

Henry R. Kenyon

Ipswich in Winter

Stream and Rapids

Nelson C. White

Stream and Rapids


North Wall

Beach and Headlands

Willard Metcalf

Beach and Headlands

Birch Trees Beside a Lake

Willard Metcalf

Birch Trees Beside a Lake

Floral Still Life

Willard Metcalf

Floral Still Life

Three Young Women in a Wood

Robert Nisbet

Three Young Women in a Wood

Kittens in the Snow

Gregory Smith

Kittens in the Snow

Oak Trees and Marshland

Allen Butler Talcott

Oak Trees and Marshland

Landscape

William S. Robinson

Landscape

Meadow Landscape

Chauncey Foster Ryder

Meadow Landscape


East Wall

Whippoorwill Road

Clarke Voorhees

Whippoorwill Road

Ladies in the Woods

Walter Griffin

Ladies in the Woods

Landscape with Cow

Walter Griffin, Childe Hassam and Henry Rankin Poore

Landscape with Cow

Winter Twilight - Grazing Sheep

Carleton Wiggins

Winter Twilight - Grazing Sheep

View of Granada

Lewis Cohen

View of Granada

Laurel and Birches Beside a Lake

Frank Bicknell

Laurel and Birches Beside a Lake

Lyme in Winter

Everett Warner

Lyme in Winter

Landscape with Oxen

Jules Turcas

Landscape with Oxen

The Bathers

Childe Hassam

The Bathers

Poor Little Bloticelli

Willard Metcalf

Poor Little Bloticelli

Country Road In Summer

William Chadwick

Country Road In Summer

Rocky Seacoast

Robert Fullonton

Rocky Seacoast

Dutch Fishing Boats Off Shore

William Henry Howe

Dutch Fishing Boats Off Shore

Woman with a White Dress and Pink Hat

Alonzo M. Kimball

Woman with a White Dress and Pink Hat


South Wall

Florence Griswold House

Will Howe Foote

Florence Griswold House

December Morn

Bruce Crane

December Morn

Chinese Twilight

Thomas Watson Ball

Chinese Twilight

Woodland Stream - Autumn

Harry Hoffman

Woodland Stream - Autumn

Shooting the Rapids

Arthur Heming

Shooting the Rapids

Woodland Twilight

Gustave Wiegand

Woodland Twilight

Autumn

Charles Morris Young

Autumn

Evening Skyline from Water

Charles Vezin

Evening Skyline from Water


Hound Dog Baying at the Moon & Bow Bridge by Moonlight

Henry Rankin Poore & Henry Ward Ranger

Hound Dog Baying at the Moon & Bow Bridge by Moonlight

Landscape with a Strolling Man & The Garden Walk

Lewis Cohen

Landscape with a Strolling Man & The Garden Walk

Normandy Bull (Monarch of the Farm)

William Henry Howe

Normandy Bull (Monarch of the Farm)

Autumn Landscape

Louis Paul Dessar

Autumn Landscape

Bucolic Landscape

Matilda Browne

Bucolic Landscape