Charles Ethan Porter
Born: Hartford, Connecticut 1847
Died: Rockville, Connecticut 1923
oil on canvas 20 x 24 1/8 in. (50.9 x 61.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 5A
Luce Center Label
Charles Ethan Porter lived and worked in Connecticut, where mountain laurels were named the state flower. Here, he captured a cascade of laurel in full bloom, gathered in a simple blue-gray vase. The green leaves and the simple, shaded background convey the season’s warmth and vibrancy.
Still life - flower - laurel
Still life - other - vase
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Charles Ethan Porter
Born: Hartford, Connecticut 1847 Died: Rockville, Connecticut 1923