archivesofamericanart:

floating-world-pictures asked (on our post from Tuesday of Marcel Duchamp in a garden):

Have you ever come across photos of Thomas and Maria Dewing’s garden at their Cornish place?

To answer, yes, we do have one in the Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers – it is a copy photo of Maria Dewing in their garden in Cornish Hills, N.H. Looks like it was a lovely, wild and artfully overgrown garden – my favorite kind! Unfortunately, that photo has not been scanned, so we offer you this photo of Maria reading by a window instead.

Maria Oakey Dewing reading, between 1875 and 1885? / Fratelli Vianelli (Firm), photographer. Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

gardens, New Hampshire, 19th c. art history … makes me think of Celia Thaxter.

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