Initially European immigrants to the Atlantic coast of North America tried to gain some understanding & control over the new weather patterns & geography they were encountering by creating physical spaces to meet their basic needs for shelter, food, health, safety, & family. When this was accomplished, they often attempted to acquire & shape personal spaces to project their desired image to others - their wealth, power, refinement, beliefs, & knowledge.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
18C Greenhouse from England to Early America
1786 Unknown artist. John Coakley Lettsom (1733–1810), with His Family, in the Garden of Grove Hill, Camberwell.
The painting is notable for its close-up images of a garden bench, greenhouse, urn, espaliered wall, & flower pots.