Boston Common at Twilight

There are a few paintings native to Boston which I have always adored.  One of these paintings is Boston Common at Twilight. You can imagine my joy when a good friend said her mother was downsizing her home and was gifting some of her beautiful artwork collection which included this print.

Howard and I agreed without question on the print’s new home in our house. These blank walls in our dining room have been staring at us for over a year now.

Doesn’t it look perfect here? We love it.

And now for a bit of history (which I didn’t know until I started researching for this post).  Boston Common at Twilight was painted by Childe Hassam 1885-86. According the Museum on Fine Arts (MFA), Boston this image was a modern image at the time illustrating the Common in a new light. In the  late 1800’s the area had been recently transformed from an area where cattle grazed to a business district with row houses. Boston Common feels the same to me today with the exception of an iron fence that rounds the perimeter.

Thanks again to our (anonymous) friend and her wonderful mother!

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