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Maker(s):La Farge, John
Culture:American (1835-1910)
Title:Water Lily
Date Made:1872
Materials:oil on panel
Measurements:Frame: 21 5/8 x 19 1/2 x 3 in; 54.9 x 49.5 x 7.6 cm; Panel: 12 1/8 x 10 in; 30.8 x 25.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Painted in 1872 as his reception piece for entrance to Lotos Club (see Yarnall on still lifes)
Accession Number:  AC 1947.123
Credit Line:Purchase
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Currently on view

still life; landscape

Label Text:
Painter, stained glass designer, and Japanese print critic, La Farge prepared this painting for his admission to the Lotos Club, a New York literary and arts association dubbed by Samuel Clemens (who became a member the following year) "the Ace of Clubs." The artist later adapted the design for the frontispiece to a volume of club writings, Lotos Leaves (1875.)
EEB, 2008

still lifes; landscapes; nature; flowers; water; leaves; plants

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