The St. Louis Garden, designed in 2011 by George Rodrigue, is a newly released print in 2023. This Estate Edition of 150 measures 36 x 15 1/2 inches and is available for purchase from Rodrigue Studios or online.
Situated behind St. Louis Cathedral, St. Anthony’s Garden is one of New Orleans’ oldest garden spaces, dating back to the early 17th century. Dedicated to the memory of the namesake, longtime Spanish friar Antonio de Sedella, also known as “Père Antoine,” the garden has been a longtime fixture of beauty in the heart of the Vieux Carré, having undergone several redesigns over the years. Following damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, French landscape designer Louis Benech was hired to renew the garden in 2008. His design employed a geometric arrangement of clipped hedges, a red brick pathway lining the garden’s perimeter, with a cross-shaped, mowed area in the center and multiple squares of ornamental grasses.
To compliment this stunning renovated garden, George Rodrigue painted The St. Louis Garden in 2011 specifically to hang in the narrow, corner window of his Royal Street gallery, adjacent to the St. Louis Cathedral and alongside Père Antoine Alley (pictured). Two heads of the Blue Dog seem to be floating against ribbons of bold colors above the blooms below, with a bright swirling sun over head.
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