The Priest's Garden
Newman’s lifelong faithfulness to the demanding, precise, Pre-Raphaelite style was reinforced by his close friendship with the English art critic John Ruskin. Newman settled in Florence about 1870, and The Priest’s Garden on the Tuscan Coast is one of several works by him that feature Italy’s Gulf of Spezia, a site redolent with Romantic associations (including the tragic 1822 drowning of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley).
- Artist: Henry Roderick Newman, American, 1843-1917
- Medium: Watercolor and graphite on wove paper
- Dates: 1883
- Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "H.R. Newman / 1883"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 88.39
- Credit Line: Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Milberg
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1843-1917). The Priest's Garden, 1883. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Milberg, 88.39
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)