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John White Alexander
June
about 1911
oil
49 x 36 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William Alexander



The flowers in full bloom may represent the attractive young lady, who holds one in a vase. The title June probably refers to summer's first month, implying that the woman is at the cusp of adulthood, a genteel way of highlighting her beauty and desirability.