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Across the Common on a Winter Evening
This painting shows shadowy figures in a wintery scene of Boston Common lit by gas lamps., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Frederick Childe Hassam was a noted Impressionist painter, and probably the most famous artist affiliated with the Lyme Art Colony based at the boarding house of Florence Griswold in Old Lyme. Hassam experimented with the effects of evening light. Working from his studio at 149 Tremont Street in Boston, Hassam had an unobstructed view of the Common. The Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Company.
Ata-Du-Sills Mill, Stonington
A pleasing turn-of-the-century view of the busy Stonington Harbor with several dockyards, boats and a large mill building in the middle ground., Infrastructure, Livelihood, Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Like many of the American Impressionists, artist Reynolds Beal found the dockyards of New England fishing villages a picturesque subject. At the time the painting was done, the building housed was part of the Atwood Machine Company. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Bank of the Lieutenant River
An autumnal view of a row of sunlit trees along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme showing a bend in the river with marshland beyond., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Breta Longacre (1887-1923) was associated with the Old Lyme art colony. Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Muller
Bow Bridge, 1903
A view of the Bow Bridge in Old Lyme looking down the dirt road leading toward the bridge. A fully loaded hay cart pulled by two oxen is seen crossing the bridge., Environment, Infrastructure, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Robert Hogg Nisbet was a painter, etcher, printmaker and teacher. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Page Ely
Bradbury's Mill Dam
View of a mill dam. Water pours over the dam into a rocky stream. A wood building can be seen to the left of the dam., Hartford Steam Boiler Collection, Environment, Infrastructure, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Artist Rook here sees the rushing water and early morning light touching the landscape with the clarity and commanding power that reveals his best work. This painting is inscribed by the artist to Miss Florence Griswold, proprietor of the boarding house on Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Brook at Old Lyme, Connecticut
View of a stream in a landscape of fields and trees. A building can be seen in the background., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Artist Maurice Braun was born in Hungary. He worked primarily in Norwalk and Lyme.
Charter Oak at Hartford
View of the Charter Oak, Hartford., Hartford Steam Boiler Collection, Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Frederic Church was the most famous of the Hudson River School or artists. He was born in Hartford. The Charter Oak is a symbol of the spirit of independence that began the American Revolution. In 1687, Connecticut stood alone in New England in defying James II's orders to relinquish a 1662 charter that had given the colonies self-government. Legend has it that the charter was hidden in the oak to prevent its seizure. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Connecticut Shore - Winter
View of sailing vessels moored next to a dock or wharf along the Connecticut shore., Hartford Steam Boiler Collection, Environment, Infrastructure, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Letter from artist Twachtman to fellow artist J. Alden Weir, 1891: "We must have snow and lots of it. Never is nature more lovely than when it is snowing. Everything is so quiet and the whole earth seems wrapped in a mantle....All nature is hushed to silence. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Dogwood Blossoms
View of two women in a wooded area. One of them is reaching up to the branches of a dogwood tree in bloom., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Possibly depicts Old Lyme area. Metcalf spent time at the artists' colony there. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Early Autumn, Lyme
View of fields and trees, Lyme, in the early autumn., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Artist William Henry Howe (1846-1929) worked primarily in the Old Lyme area. Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Clark Archibald
Early Morning on the Farmington
View of a river. Trees along the shore are partially visible to the right., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, This painting is signed with a monogram and is dedicated with the artist's love. Mary Benton of Manchester, Connecticut was Dawson-Watson's friend/patron. On the back of the painting is the title and the name "Benton". Dawson Dawson-Watson (1864-1939) worked primarily in the Hartford, Farmington and Lime Rock areas. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
East Hartford Meadows
View of a house, field and trees., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, East Hartford Meadows was painted when artist Avery was living in Hartford. The paint was applied by palette knife, a method he used until around 1925. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
East Rock, New Haven
View of East Rock, New Haven. The Mill River can be seen in the foreground., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, George Henry Durrie was a lifelong New Haven resident who painted actual Connecticut places as well as composite scenes depicting idealized rural life. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
East Rock, New Haven
View of the bare cliff face known as East Rock, New Haven., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Artist John Ferguson Weir was a painter and writer, and brother of artist J. Alden Weir. The natural feature depicted in this panoramic painting, along with its companion West Rock, had been a landmark for American landscape painters since the early nineteenth century. Weir omits the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument which was erected in 1884. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
Farmer Roscoe
Vertical portrait of a rugged man in overalls, who appears to be clapping. A team of work horses walk the landscape in the background. The figure appears to be leaning against a fence., Environment, Livelihood, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Artist Olinsky was associated with the Lyme Art Colony.
Farmer's Garden in Simsbury
View looking down rows of plants toward a wood fence and trees at the end of the garden depicted. A house can be seen in the distance., Environment, Livelihood, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Farmington River Valley
View of the Famington River Valley. A house is partially visible in the middle distance. The river and far shore can be seen beyond., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of Mr Whitney Talcott in memory of Agnew Allen Talcott in Honor of the Centennial
Godwin's Ridge, Greenwich, Connecticut
View of an area identified as Godwin's Ridge, Greenwich. A rocky field can be seen in the foreground. Trees can be seen along and beside a tall outcropping visible in the background., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, The Danish-born Emil Carlsen trained as an architect before emigrating to the United States in 1872. Over the next two decades, he studied and taught art in Chicago, Paris, San Francisco, and New York, and built a reputation as a still-life painter. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Griswold, New London, Connecticut
View of a large shoreside hotel building. Sailboats can be seen on the water in front of the hotel., Environment, Infrastructure, Lifestyle, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, The subject of this painting, the Fort Griswold Hotel, was one of New London's grand old hotels when New London and its environs were popular summer destinations. Earlier known as the Edgecomb House, it was renovated and renamed Fort Griswold House in 1884. Morton Plant, who built an estate at Avery Point (1904) on the present site of the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus, acquired Fort Griswold House. He had it demolished in 1905 and replaced with a new hotel called The Griswold. The hotel no longer exists. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Hamburg Cove, September 1926
View of a cove surrounded by hills. Houses can be seen on some of the hillsides and along the shore. Three boats are visible in the water along the far shore to the right., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, The work and career of Paul Saling represents the ongoing legacy of the Lyme Art Colony during the 1920s and 30s. During these years, a younger generation of painters was attracted to the region's scenic beauty and strong artistic tradition. Gift of Mrs. Dorothea Saling Clarke
Hartford, Connecticut
View looking across the Connecticut River toward Hartford. A bridge can be seen to the left. The dome of the state capitol is visible in the left background., Environment, Infrastructure, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Depicts the wooden covered bridge later destroyed by fire (1895) and eventually replaced with the Bulkeley Bridge. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Hillside Road, Mystic, Connecticut
View looking up a dirt road. A stone wall lines the roadway to the left. Buildings can be seen on either side near the top of the hillside. The structure on the right side of the road appears to be a house with a chimney., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Charles Harold Davis was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts and studied in Boston and Paris before settling in Mystic, where he adoped the Impressionist style and became part of the art colony there. He founded the Mystic Art Association in 1913. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Horseneck Falls, Greenwich, Connecticut
View of Horseneck Falls, Greenwich. Water rushes over rocks in the foreground. Trees can be seen on either side of the stream., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
In Voorhees's Garden
View of a garden with flowers in bloom. A child stands looking at the flowers. A gambrel-roofed house can be seen in the background. A porch with awning is visible at the end of the house that faces the garden., Environment, NEA Artist and the Connecticut Landscape - Florence Griswold Museum, The subject of this painting is Clark G. Voorhees' home and garden in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Matilda Browne was associated with the Old Lyme art colony. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.

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