House and Garden

Media - 1986.65.156 - SAAM-1986.65.156_1-000001 - 9775
Copied V. G. Van Dalinda, House and Garden, 1939, oil on canvasboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.156

Artwork Details

Title
House and Garden
Date
1939
Dimensions
23 5820 in. (60.050.8 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvasboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — domestic — house
  • Landscape — garden
  • Landscape — plant — salvia
Object Number
1986.65.156

Artwork Description

House and Garden depicts an intimate view of a residential garden at its peak. Bright flowers, ferns, and various small shrubs fill the stone flower beds. Slender tufts of grass pop up between the pavers that create the walkway to the modest home. House and Garden represents an idyllic scene absent of people and symbols of modern life. The artist even included a small bluebird in the background, further emphasizing the idea of the garden as a place of beauty and respite.