Magnolias on Light Blue Velvet Cloth  1895

by Martin Johnson Heade

This sensuous and decorative image dates from the later part of Martin Johnson Heade’s long, varied, and peripatetic career. Traveling through much of the United States, to England and continental Europe, and (three different times) to Brazil, he produced work ranging from pristine views of East Coast salt marshes and lush tropical landscapes to pictures of exotic hummingb...
38.6 × 61.8 cm (15 1/4 × 24 3/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago