Born: San Francisco, California 1865
Died: Windham, Connecticut 1945
oil on canvas 24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (61.2 x 51.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 4A
Luce Center Label
This little girl, whose name was Mary, sits with her hands and knee pressed against the pillow, admiring the flowers. The loose brushwork and the informal pose enhance the casual feel of the portrait. Louise Cox was known for her images of children and her ability to work with young, fidgety sitters. In a letter to the buyer of this painting, Cox wrote, “I think the name ‘May Flowers’ would suit the little picture.”
Figure female - child - knee length
Figure(s) in interior - domestic
Object - flower
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Louise Cox
Born: San Francisco, California 1865 Died: Windham, Connecticut 1945
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