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untitled (opening flower)
  • William Sharp, artist
    born: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom ; died: Milton, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
    John Fisk Allen, author
    active: United States
  • untitled (opening flower), 1854
  • Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America with a Brief Account of its Discovery and Introduction into Cultivation
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • 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
Label Text

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.