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  • William Sharp
    born: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom ; died: Milton, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled, 1854
  • illustrations for "Victoria Regia" or "The Great Water Lily of America"
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 394 x 546 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1978.0078.02

Exterior. A flower, the "Victoria Regia" or "The Great Water Lily of America," blossoms on the water and is mirrored by it. Its petals are open and cascade to the right into the water. Two lily pads are in the background and one in the foreground, left.