The Watering Place (painting)

  • <p>The Watering Place - Emile van Marcke de Lummen</p>
  • <p>Emile van Marcke de Lummen</p>

The Watering Place (painting)

The Watering Place is many visitors’ favorite. Here in Wisconsin, open landscapes and grazing cows are typical scenery. Nathan Paine had a deep admiration for nature and drew inspiration from Wisconsin’s north woods for the mansion’s design. This admiration carried over into his and Jessie's taste for art collecting.

This painting is by Emile van Marcke de Lummen of the Barbizon school of painters in France. The Barbizon School of painters was active from 1830 to the 1870s. Painters drew inspiration from the Forrest of Fontainebleau, which is located about 40 miles south of Paris. As you make your way through the mansion, see if you can identify any other Barbizon Paintings.