Mountain Laurel

  • Charles Ethan Porter, Mountain Laurel, 1888, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr., 2000.10

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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.

Title
Mountain Laurel
Artist
Date
1888
Location
Dimensions
20 x 24 1/8 in. (50.9 x 61.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Still life – flower – laurel
Object Number
2000.10
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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