Martin Johnson Heade, ‘Cherokee Roses in an Opalescent Vase’, ca. 1883-1895, Questroyal Fine Art
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Cherokee Roses in an Opalescent Vase, ca. 1883-1895

Oil on canvas
20 1/16 × 12 3/16 in
51 × 31 cm
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$275,000
Location
New York
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Questroyal Fine Art
New York

The Cherokee rose is a flower that grows in the American South. Heade began sketching these flowers …

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Martin Johnson Heade
American, 1819–1904
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Martin Johnson Heade painted both still lifes and landscapes, paying exquisite attention to detail and bringing a scientific naturalism to all of his works. Though he was friendly and associated with the Hudson River School painters, Heade eschewed grandeur, focusing instead on atmospheric effects, light, and the humble, intimate details of a scene. A peripatetic artist, he moved around the U.S. and traveled to Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica, where he created jewel-like paintings of tropical flowers and birds.

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The Cherokee rose is a flower that grows in the American South. Heade began sketching these flowers shortly after his arrival in Florida in the mid-1880s.
Scholar Daniel Strong notes, “The vase, which acts as both prism and mirror for the colors that surround it, is one that appears several times in Heade’s work, but …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower left: M J Heade
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Martin Johnson Heade
American, 1819–1904
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Martin Johnson Heade painted both still lifes and landscapes, paying exquisite attention to detail and bringing a scientific naturalism to all of his works. Though he was friendly and associated with the Hudson River School painters, Heade eschewed grandeur, focusing instead on atmospheric effects, light, and the humble, intimate details of a scene. A peripatetic artist, he moved around the U.S. and traveled to Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica, where he created jewel-like paintings of tropical flowers and birds.

Cherokee Roses in an Opalescent Vase, ca. 1883-1895

Oil on canvas
20 1/16 × 12 3/16 in
51 × 31 cm
.
$275,000
Location
New York
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