Paintings from Algiers and Europe


Gertrude Jekyll was trained as a painter; painting was a large part of her original aspiration in life. This training was influential on her later activities; she described garden designing as creating ‘garden pictures’. Examples of her watercolours are shown below; the Algerian pictures date from the winter of 1873-74, when, at the age of 30, she paid a memorable visit to that country. The originals are held by theĀ Surrey History Centre.


From Left to Right:
ALGIERS Mountain and water
ALGIERS Ancient cemetery
ALGIERS House with red bouganvillea
ALGIERS Ruins of ancient fountain
ITALY Gateway at Parma
FRANCE Ile St Honore, Cannes




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