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Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Vermont Birches" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a landscape in the fall with birch trees in the foreground and a background of fall foliage. Colors are blue, yellow, orange and green. Painting was exhibited at the Copley Society of Boston, 1963. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

Watercolor painting titled "Silver Birches" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a stylized landscape in the fall with birch trees and a background of fall foliage. Colors are copper, bronze, yellow, and green. Painting was exhibited at Christmas 2016. There is a second "Silver Birches" painting, 1976.1.2456 As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Road in Vermont" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a landscape in the fall with a narrow dirt road running through meadows and farmland. Colors are green, yellow, and tan. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Old Barn in Vermont" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a landscape in the fall with a weathered barn nestled in meadows and among hills alive with fall color. A silver birch is in the foreground. Colors are lavender, green, pink and yellow. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Vermont Creek" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape with two, two story houses and an old farm wagon set next to a meandering creek. The hills are in colors of blues and lavender. Birch trees are in the foreground. Colors are lavender, green, blue and grey. Painting was exhibited at the Copley Society of Boston in 1963. Listed in Sotheby's appraisal of 1987 as "Houses and Wagon by a Stream" As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

Watercolor painting titled "Silver Birches" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape with a grouping of birch trees and a hill and pasture background of fall foliage. Colors are pink, lavender, green and white. There is a second "Silver Birches" painting, 1976.1.2451 As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

Watercolor painting titled "Near Echo Bridge" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape along a meandering stream. Two trees on a stoney embankment predominate. Colors are pink, lavender, green and grey. Painting was displayed at the Copley Society of Boston from January 1-13, 1961. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Vermont" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape. Focal point is a bright red/orange foliage tree situated along a country road overlooking a meadow and foothills. Colors are red, orange, green and yellow. Date of painting unclear as to whether painted in 1939 or depicts 1939. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950's-1970's

Painting - 1950's-1970's

Watercolor painting titled "Vermont Scene" by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape of a river or small lake with a walking path along side it. A large tree is surrounded by low growing shrubs in fall colors. Colors are blue, grey and white with touches of bright green and pink.. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

Watercolor painting, untitled, by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape featuring a grouping of trees with a stylized background of fall foliage. Colors are green, orange, yellow and tan. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

Watercolor painting untitled by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts a fall landscape featuring a bright red maple tree among several other fall trees. A grey barn surrounded by colorful shrubs sits on a knoll with rolling hills in the background . Colors are red, green, yellow, grey and tan. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Label - 1950 ca

Label - 1950 ca

This is one of a group of 62 tree labels in the archives which were at one time used on the grounds. This is 1 of 48 still existing yellow painted metal labels which were made for Blithewold, in the late 1940's or early 1950's at the direction of Donald Wyman, then Horticulturalist, at the Arnold Arboretum. He previously assisted Marjorie Lyon in identifying the trees on the property. Some of the labels remained until the late 1970's. All were removed in the 1980's when new labels were made. The labels, similar to ones used at Arnold Arboretum at the time, are lettered in black with the Latin name at the top and the common name at the bottom. There are two mounting slots at the top an

Image of Label -

Label -

This is one of a group of 62 tree labels in the archives which were at one time used on the grounds. This is 1 of 10 off white painted metal labels hand lettered in black with the Latin name at the top and the common name at the bottom. The back of the label is unpainted. There are two mounting slots at the top. All show signs of wear from use on the grounds. This label reads: JUNIPERIS CHINENSIS/ CHINESE JUNIPER. This tree remains in the Collection at inventory date and is located

Image of Label - 1973

Label - 1973

This is one of a group of 62 tree labels in the archives which were at one time used on the grounds. This is one of three handpainted labels for trees given to Marjorie Lyon by her friends and family on her 90th birthday. The labels are on masonite, painted bright yellow and lettered in black, with a mounting slot at the top and bottom. This label reads: DAVIDIA INVOLUNCRATA/ (DOVE TREE)/ GIVEN ON SEPT. 12 1973/ to MARJORIE LYON/ FOR HER 90" BIRTHDAY/ By her Family & Friends.

Image of Label - 1950 ca

Label - 1950 ca

This is one of a group of 62 tree labels in the archives which were at one time used on the grounds. This is 1 of 48 still existing yellow painted metal labels which were made for Blithewold, in the late 1940's or early 1950's at the direction of Donald Wyman, then Horticulturalist, at the Arnold Arboretum. He previously assisted Marjorie Lyon in identifying the trees on the property. Some of the labels remained until the late 1970's. All were removed in the 1980's when new labels were made. The labels, similar to ones used at Arnold Arboretum at the time, are lettered in black with the Latin name at the top and the common name at the bottom. There are two mounting slots at the top an

Image of Label - 1950 ca

Label - 1950 ca

This is one of a group of 62 tree labels in the archives which were at one time used on the grounds. This is 1 of 48 still existing yellow painted metal labels which were made for Blithewold, in the late 1940's or early 1950's at the direction of Donald Wyman, then Horticulturalist, at the Arnold Arboretum. He previously assisted Marjorie Lyon in identifying the trees on the property. Some of the labels remained until the late 1970's. All were removed in the 1980's when new labels were made. The labels, similar to ones used at Arnold Arboretum at the time, are lettered in black with the Latin name at the top and the common name at the bottom. There are two mounting slots at the top an