Arts Everyday Living: Autumn is Arriving Soon—Through the Eyes of Flower Specialists

George Cochran Lambdin, Autumn Sunshine, 1880, oil on canvas, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

 

American artist George Cochran Lambdin (1830-1896) and French master Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) were both flower specialists, celebrating  all the seasons with floral bouquets including the delicate mallows below that bloom into mid-autumn.

 

Henri Fantin-Latour, White and Pink Mallows in a Vase, 1895, oil on canvas, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

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