1893Boston School painter Ellen Day Hale, and painter, muralist, and etcher Gabrielle de Veaux Clements built “The Thickets,” their summer home.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Women's History, Art

Ellen Day Hale, artist studio, c. 1928. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 22653
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Ellen Day Hale established her summer home, The Thickets, in 1893 in the Folly Cove neighborhood of Gloucester along with her companion, Philadelphia artist and etcher Gabrielle de Veaux Clements.

Hale and Clements were considered “New Women,” as they were successful artists who never married. The exact nature of their relationship is uncertain, although lifelong relationships between women were not uncommon during this time.

Ellen Day Hale | Smithsonian American Art Museum. https://americanart.si.edu/artist/ellen-day-hale-2022.
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