Art on Sunday #5
1886 oil on canvas painting by Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915)
Eloise Harriet Stannard was one of fourteen children of Alfred Stannard, brother of Joseph Stannard, both important landscape painters of the Norwich School in England. The painting is in the Museum of John Paul II Collection in Warsaw, Poland, established in 1989 in the building of the former stock exchange and National Bank.
Trail to Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, September 3, 2009
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Palmettos in the woods, Middleton Place plantation, Dorchester County, South Carolina, 15 miles from Charleston, June11, 2012
Pedestrian Bridge to Credit Island (in the Mississippi River), Davenport, Iowa, September 25, 2012
Market House, Marine Way, Paducah, Kentucky, September 5, 2008
William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 12, 2007
Platte River between Woods Landing Campground and Two Rivers State Recreational Area, West of Omaha, Nebraska, June 23, 2007
Art on Sunday #4
Middleton Place Plantation, Dorchester County, South Carolina,
15 miles from Charleston, June 11, 2012
In 2012, for our 40th anniversary, we took a road trip the Charleston, South Carolina. One of the places we explored in the area was the grounds of Middleton Place, a colonial and antebellum plantation not far from the city. The plantation, now a National Historic Landmark District, is home to the oldest landscaped garden in the United States.
The Gardens, which Henry Middleton envisioned and began to create in 1741, reflect the grand classic style that remained in vogue in Europe and England into the early part of the 18th century. The principles of André Le Nôtre, the master of classical garden design who laid out the gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles were followed. Rational order, geometry and balance; vistas, focal points and surprises were all part of the garden design. (Middleton Place website)
The marble statue was one of four, one at each “corner” of a surprise square lawn, hidden in the midst of The Gardens.
Ozark Highlands Trail along Lake Fort Smith, October 21, 2008, Arkansas
Colorado National Monument, Colorado, September 18, 2011