Copied Charles Ethan Porter, Mountain Laurel, 1888, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 1⁄8 in. (50.9 x 61.3 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr., 2000.10
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- Mountain Laurel
- 20 x 24 1⁄8 in. (50.9 x 61.3 cm.)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr.
- Mediums Description
- oil on canvas
- Still life — flower — laurel
- Still life — other — vase
- Object Number
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.