The White Roses
Anna S. Fisher
With its combination of naturalistically painted flowers and Asian objects, 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.
Opaque watercolor, graphite, touches of pastel, and touches of transparent watercolor on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper mounted to wood pulp paperboard
24 15/16 × 19 in. (63.3 × 48.3 cm)
frame: 36 1/8 × 28 1/4 × 2 in. (91.8 × 71.8 × 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Anna Fisher"
Gift of Frank L. Babbott
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Anna S. Fisher (American, 1873-1942). The White Roses, before 1922. Opaque watercolor, graphite, touches of pastel, and touches of transparent watercolor on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper mounted to wood pulp paperboard, 24 15/16 × 19 in. (63.3 × 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frank L. Babbott, 22.90 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.90_SL3.jpg)
overall, 22.90_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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