22 of 52

Childe Hassam
Pomona
1900
oil
37 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



Pomona, the mythological goddess presiding over fruit trees, did not care for nature in its wild state. The apples she holds convey her preference for a more cultivated sense of the land, especially apple orchards.