Flower Studies

  • Abbott Handerson Thayer, Flower Studies, ca. 1886, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.116A-B

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Abbott Handerson Thayer grew up surrounded by nature in Keene, New Hampshire, and for the rest of his life sought refuge in rural places and fresh air. Even though he was part of the New York art scene in the 1880s, he lived with his family outside of the city in several towns along the Hudson River. This study of water- and trumpet lilies, with its bright colors and quick brushstrokes, shows his method of working out the details of the flowers before placing them in a final composition.

Title
Flower Studies
Artist
Date
ca. 1886
On View
Dimensions
24 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (62.0 x 46.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – plant – lily
  • Study
  • Landscape – plant – water lily
Object Number
1929.6.116A-B
Palette
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