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Mountain Laurel

1888 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. 2000.10 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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.

Keywords

Still life - flower - laurel

Still life - other - vase

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Charles Ethan Porter

Born: Hartford, Connecticut 1847 Died: Rockville, Connecticut 1923