Impressionist Gardens Boxed Set of Note Cards
Hardboxed: 20 cards with envelopes – 4 each of 5 images
Publisher: Florence Griswold Museum
Product Size: 7.65 x 1.45 x 5.65 inches
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.
Founded by artists, the Florence Griswold Museum fosters the understanding of American art, with emphasis on the art, history, and landscape of Connecticut from the 18th century to the present. In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, the Museum features a gallery for changing art exhibitions, education and landscape centers, a restored artist’s studio, thirteen acres along the Lieutenant River, and extensive gardens.
Matilda Browne, In Voorhee’s Garden
Matilda Browne, Peonies
William Chadwick, Irises
Childe Hassam, Apple Trees in Bloom, Old Lyme
Harry L. Hoffman, An Old Fashioned Garden