In the Garden at Villiers-le-Bel (1889). Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935). Oil on canvas.
It is scenes of women and flower gardens that are a genre for which Hassam is particularly recognized and which comprise the subject of some of his most memorable images. In the garden at Villiers-le-Bel, pots of brilliant flowers take center stage. The flowers in small pots await planting while the lady (perhaps Hassam’s wife) reads in comfort.