House and Garden

  • 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

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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.

Title
House and Garden
Artist
Date
1939
On View
Dimensions
23 5/8 x 20 in. (60.0 x 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvasboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – garden
  • Landscape – plant – salvia
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
Object Number
1986.65.156
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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