Charles Ethan Porter, Mountain Laurel, 1888, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr., 2000.10
Charles Ethan Porter lived and worked in Connecticut, where mountain laurels were named the state flower. Here, he captured a cascade of laurel in full bloom, gathered in a simple blue-gray vase. The green leaves and the simple, shaded background convey the season’s warmth and vibrancy.
20 x 24 1/8 in. (50.9 x 61.3 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr.
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- oil on canvas
- Still life – flower – laurel
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