Friday, July 3, 2020

19C American Women & Gardens - American Robert Lewis Reid (1862-1939)

 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Pond Lilies

Robert Lewis Reid (1862-1939), was born in Massachusetts. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; in 1884 he moved to New York to study at the Art Students League, and a year later he sailed for Paris to study at the Julian Academy, returning to New York in 1889.
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) The Yellow Flower, The Artist's Wife in the Garden
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) A Summer Girl
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Day Lilies
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Fleur de Lis, 1895–1900
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Girl with Flowers
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) In the Flower Garden
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Lady with Parasol
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Payton Serenity
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Reverie
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Spring Bouquet
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Spring
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Tending the Garden
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) The Pink Cape
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) The White Parasol
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Girls Reading
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Woman on a Porch with Flowers
 Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Young Woman in Pink
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929)
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Against the Sky
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Boy with Red Peonies
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Breezy Day
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Spring
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) The Garden Seat
Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) The Trio
And finally, just one man...
 Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) The Old Gardener

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

19C Women & Gardens & Parasols - American Frederick Carl Frieseke 1874-1939

Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Woman with Garden Parasol at The Hour of Tea

Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874–1939) was an American Impressionist decorative painter. He was born in Owosso, Michigan & studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago & the Académie Julian in Paris. Frieseke & his family resided for 14 years in Giverny, home to Monet. Frieseke was attracted to women, gardens, & bright sunlight.
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, Giverney
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Woman with Garden Parasol in The Flower Garden 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Garden Umbrella & Tea
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Woman with Garden Parasol under The Judas Tree 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Lady with the Sunshade in a Garden 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman Seated in a Garden under a Parasol
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with Garden Parasol 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with Garden Parasol in June
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Lady with a Garden Parasol 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Woman with Garden Parasol & Hollyhocks
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Women under The Garden Umbrella
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  The Japanese Garden Parasol 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Foxgloves & Woman with Garden Parasol 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with Garden Parasol 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with Garden Parasol in Sun and Wind 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Woman with Parasol in The Garden
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman with a Garden Parasol, c. 1906
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) The Pink Garden Parasol 1913
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman with a Parasol Promenades in the Garden
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman with Parasol on The Garden Path 1910
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman with a Garden Parasol & White Lilies

Monday, June 29, 2020

History Blooms at Tho Jefferson's Monticello


Note from Monticello's Peggy Cornett

Peggy tells us today that -

In 1805 wealthy Philadelphia plant enthusiast William Hamilton sent a gift to Thomas Jefferson, a young tree he called "Silk Tree of Constantinople," writing: "I have trees of 20 feet height which for several years past have produced their beautiful & fragrant flowers." The mimosa or Persian silk tree, Albizia julibrissin, was introduced from Asia into Europe in the mid 1700s. It reseeds readily in the landscape and tends to grow along forest edges and against structures at Monticello, including the paling fence and Hemmings Cabin on Mulberry Row.