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.

19C Women & Gardens - American Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875–1943)

Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) By the Riverbank 

Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943), American decorative Impressionist painter, studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, & then sailed for Paris to study at Academie Julian (1898–1901).  Paris was the art capital of the 19C. Its museums, exhibition spaces, art academies, & the manner in which the arts were perceived as an integral part of everyday life drew painters, sculptors, & architects from around the world to the French capital. As the painter Cecilia Beaux expressed it, "Everything is there." Miller became part of the “Giverny Group,” the 2nd generation of mostly American artists to study & paint near the gardens created at his home by Claude Monet. Here are a few of Miller's women in gardens.

Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) In the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reading in the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Summer Reverie
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) The Garden Seat
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman Reading in the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman with Parasol
Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reverie 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

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

Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Lady in a Garden

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 (1874-1939) The Garden Pool 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Green Chair 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Garden Fountain 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Mother 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Hollyhocks 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Under the Awning 
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Garden Mirror
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Breakfast in the Garden
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Lilies
 Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Lady in a Hammock 
 Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Blue Garden
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Sunbath
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The House in Giverny
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Woman with a Flower Basket
Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939)  Late October
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Under the Alder Tree (Sadie in the Garden) 
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Under the Trees
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) 
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

19C Women & Gardens - American Mary Cassatt 1844-1926

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Lydia Seated in the Garden
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Red Poppies 
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Cup of Tea 
 Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Children in a Garden 1878
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) In the Garden
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) In the Park
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly 1880
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Woman and Child Seated in a Garden
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Woman doing Needlework in the Garden Sun
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Woman Reading in a Garden
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Young Girl Holding a Loose Bouquet of Flowers
Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) On a Park Bench
Mary Cassatt (American artist, 1844-1926).  Young Woman Picking Fruit 1891

Sunday, June 21, 2020

19C Women & Gardens - American John Singer Sargent 1856-1925


John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Florence Fountain Boboli Gardens

John Singer Sargent was not actually brought up in America. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy, and spent his childhood & adolescence touring Europe with his American parents who had decided on a nomadic lifestyle abroad in pursuit of culture rather than a more secure existence back home.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Villa di Marllia Lucca
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)Villa di Marlia Fountain
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) The Garden Wall
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)Villa Torlonia Frascati
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Garden in Corfu
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)Villa Torre Galli The Loggia
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) On the Veranda at Ironbound Island, Maine.