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Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938)

Etude, Fleurs

1911

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Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938), Etude, Fleurs, 1911, oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in., signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse

Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938)
Etude, Fleurs, 1911
Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in.
Signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse

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Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938), Etude, Fleurs, 1911, oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in., signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse (framed)

Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938)
Etude, Fleurs, 1911
Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in.
Framed dimensions: 38 1/4 x 38 1/4 in.
Signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse

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Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938), Etude, Fleurs, 1911, oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in., signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse
Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938), Etude, Fleurs, 1911, oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in., signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse (framed)

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Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938)
Etude, Fleurs, 1911
Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in.
Signed lower right: Elizabeth Nourse

Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Ryan, Cincinnati, from 1980; private collection

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1911, no. 1015; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938): A Salon Career, January 14-April 17, 1983, no. 42 (catalogue, 241, no. E-76).

This painting exhibits Nourse’s ability to capture beauty in her everyday surroundings.  A goldfish bowl and a pot of flowers rest on a tabletop. Another potted plant sits on the floor in front of a window that looks out to a lush garden.  The floral elements in Etude, Fleurs appear in another painting, La reverie (Les poisons rouges), c. 1910.  In La reverie, a woman reflects over a similar spherical fish bowl and the flowers to the right of the table resemble the characteristics and coloring of the potted flowers of Etude, Fleurs

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