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. http://www.hstg.org/index.cgi/632 (23 August 2007).
“Jae Maries – Textile Artist.” 2005. Jae Maries — Textile Artist. http://www.jaemaries.com (23 August 2007).