Thursday, November 4, 2010

Florence Griswold House

The Florence Griswold House is a museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  The house backs up to the Lieutenant River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.

The Griswold House was home to many excellent landscape painters at the turn of the 20th century.  Ms. Griswold inherited the house from her previously wealthy family.  To make ends meet, she began taking in artists as boarders.  Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf and Guy Wiggins are among the artists who lived at or visited the colony.

The artists became known as the Lyme Art Colony and Ms. Griswold's house became the center of Impressionism in America.

This painting of the house is by Matilda Browne, one of the few women artists associated with the Lyme Art Colony.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous house sitting in a wonderful setting. I can see why artists would love it here.

Halcyon said...

The yellow color is very inviting. And I love anything with columns!

cieldequimper said...

I really like the painting a lot but then the subject is gorgeous.

Rambling Round said...

The golds really complement each other! Interesting history too.

Randy said...

Wow, that's a nice home.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love those columns, this museum is beautiful and for sure a place that I would love to visit someday, I love art and history.
Your picture is outstanding, congrats!
Léia

Gunn said...

You are also an artist, Jack!
The photograph is SUPERB!
The museum as well of lots of other people would pay for a photo like this!
Have a nice weekend!:)

JM said...

Awesome shot! And I like the comparison to the painting too.