The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Williard T. Sears, 1899
I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.
About the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum:
The Gardner Museum as it is known to locals, was first and foremost the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a wealthy New Yorker who settled in Boston’s famed neighborhood of Beacon Hill as part of a wedding gift from her father. Mrs. Gardner was a very eccentric woman and this palace on the Fenway is a true reflection of her personality. Besides the exquisite collection of Medieval and Renaissance art, one of my favorite paintings, El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent is also on display at the Gardner.