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The White Roses

With its arrangement of naturalistically painted flowers in an Asian vase, this stunning watercolor recalls the still lifes of John La Farge, and demonstrates Western artists' enduring fascination with art of the Far East into the twentieth century. Like La Farge, who was one of the earliest and most influential proponents of Japonisme in America, Anna Fisher sets up engaging contrasts between natural and artificial, ephemeral and enduring, and local and exotic.

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