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Suburban Dream

Following a link from the Persephone blog today, I found this picture.



It's by Daphne Rowles: The Artist's Garden, Hertford Avenue, East Sheen, circa 1930, available from LissFineArt.com for £1,950.

Gardens still looked like this in 1950 and 1960. Quintessentially English and what Roy Strong has called 'comfortable' in style; something which looks familiar to us and feels right. I love it and want to walk along the path to admire the delphiniums. Even so, I wouldn't want my own garden to look like this, nor would I hang the picture on my wall, even if I could afford it.
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That is lovely (although I wouldn't have it on my wall either, unless somebody I knew had painted it). But I do like it.
It makes me think of a domestic novel. You can imagine the lives of the people it belonged to.
No gardens? That is sad. I thought it was everyone's dream to have a little patch of England that was their own.
Better to own the picture than the garden for me. All that work and mowing! Mind you I do like the delphinums of blue (if that's what they are!). Your garden is much nicer and has a spectacular view too.
Ha ha!
Thank you, I love it even though I haven't made it quite mine yet.
It's lovely. I feel peaceful and serene just looking at it. And it reminds me of domestic novels, too.
It is calming, and you feel that's how the artist saw it.