family. The name of it was Gravenstein. There is so much going on in this
painting and I love to look at it.
Ladies in bustle dresses and fancy hats playing croquet, and is that a Scottie
playing in the yard? :)
A garden gate leading to many trees and flowers, the square stone I think is for dismounting and mounting a horse or for ladies to carefully exit a carriage, I am not sure what the boulder style stone is?
or admiring the scenery.... ( I am sure even then, men were checking out the
Victorian hallmark of all things involving Nature with carved Cat tails.
I always try to imagine who the people are in the painting, were they visiting? Did they live there? I imagine the smell of the flowers in the garden. How hot it must have been that day, yet the ladies are completely covered as well as the men. I imagine walking up onto the shade covered porch and having a glass of lemonade. I also imagine what the house looked like on the inside.