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Impressionist Gardens Boxed Set of Note Cards

Impressionist painters associated with the Lyme Art Colony on the Connecticut shore celebrated lush gardens around the historic town of Old Lyme. Beginning in 1899, their artistic life centered at Florence Griswold’s boardinghouse, where she turned her 1817 home and modest estate over to the artists’ use, allowing them to convert her barns and sheds into painting studios like the one seen in Childe Hassam’s Apple Trees in Bloom, Old Lyme. Several colony artists bought their own homes in the village, establishing colorful gardens whose flowers appeared on canvases the artists painted outdoors, from nature. This selection of paintings from the Florence Griswold Museum’s permanent collection depicts several of those glorious gardens.