Lillian Gertrude (Smith) Rockwood

Lillian Gertrude (Smith) Rockwood, known affectionately as “Miss Lillian,” lived in Auld Lang Syne on Broadway in ’Sconset during the summer from 1909 to 1930. Like Jane Brewster Reid, Rockwood delighted in painting the houses, lanes, and beaches of ’Sconset, though she did not limit herself exclusively to the picturesque village on the eastern end of the island. Her typical July and August advertisements offer an “Exhibition of Paintings/ by Lillian Gertrude Rockwood/ ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Studio/ Broadway/ ’Sconset.” Rockwood lived the remainder of the year in Franklin, Massachusetts.


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