May Flowers

  • Louise Cox, May Flowers, 1911, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1911.6.1

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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.”

Title
May Flowers
Artist
Date
1911
On View
Dimensions
24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (61.2 x 51.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – linens
  • Figure female – child – knee length
  • Object – flower
Object Number
1911.6.1
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI