Flowers on a Japanese Tray on a Mahogany Table
John La Farge
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Visions and Myths of a Nation, 1800–1890
John La Farge labored over this small painting. He began by making an elaborate, careful drawing on the prepared panel using pen or pencil. The drawn lines describe the outlines of the forms and their essential details. The paint was gradually applied in layers ranging from thick, textured strokes to thin, translucent glazes. La Farge made several changes to the composition as he worked, including painting out a large flower left of center.
Oil on panel
10 3/8 x 18 1/16 in. (26.3 x 45.8 cm)
frame: 16 5/8 x 24 5/16 x 3 in. (42.2 x 61.8 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Christiana C. Burnett, great-niece of the artist
John La Farge (American, 1835-1910). Flowers on a Japanese Tray on a Mahogany Table, 1879. Oil on panel, 10 3/8 x 18 1/16 in. (26.3 x 45.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Christiana C. Burnett, great-niece of the artist, 2001.47.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.47.1_SL1.jpg)
overall, 2001.47.1_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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