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View, Connecticut, Greenwich, Historical Society Buildings, Jae Maries, Vintage Watercolor, 1999


Jae Maries
Greenwich Historical Society Buildings
British: 1999
Watercolor, gouache, pen and ink on illustration board
Signed lower right and dated [19]99
16 x 23 inches, image
20 x 24.75 inches, overall
24.5 x 29.25 inches, frame
Provenance: Claire and Hugh Vanderbilt, Sr.

Watercolor painting of three historic buildings in Greenwich, Connecticut, which have been preserved under the auspices of the Greenwich Historical Society at the Bush-Holley Historic Site on Cos Cob Harbor. The three images are painted on one board, separated by narrow spaces where left blank: a side view of the Bush-Holley House (top), a smaller house (lower left) and the mid-19th century barn that once served as artist studios and today is the Hugh and Claire Vanderbilt Education Center (lower right). Framed in a linen mat with gold bevel and custom giltwood frame.


Bush-Holley was the site of the Cos Cob Art Colony between 1890 and 1920, a center for American Impressionism where students would come during the summer to paint the landscape, and associated with artists such as John Henry Twachtman and Childe Hassam. This painting was formerly owned by the Vanderbilts and the education center was named for them when the barn was renovated for that purpose in 2001. The surrounding grounds and gardens have been restored to their appearance during the heyday of the Cos Cob Art Colony and tours are offered through the Bush-Holley House, which has been furnished to reflect different periods from its history.

Jae Maries is a British artist working primarily in textiles, which she paints, dyes and embroiders. Her imagery tends toward depictions of people in everyday life and landscapes. A graduate of Reading University, she has exhibited extensively, mostly in the U.K., but also in Japan, Israel, Switzerland, and the U.S. She has also taught and lectured on the fiber arts in Australia and the U.S.

Condition: Generally very good to fine, with little toning or wear. Frame with the usual wear, some chipping to gold on edges, restored.


“Bush-Holley Historic Site.” The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich. (23 August 2007).

“Jae Maries – Textile Artist.” 2005. Jae Maries — Textile Artist. (23 August 2007).

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20th Century