Still Life with Corn

Charles Ethan Porter American

Not on view

Porter painted fewer watercolors than oils, and this striking drawing—with its distinctive uncontained cornucopia of autumnal flowers, fruit, and vegetables—looks back to the earlier influence of the American Pre-Raphaelites and their Ruskinian “fidelity to nature” philosophy.
Its acquisition further strengthens and expands the American Wing’s holdings of work by nineteenth-century African American artists.

Still Life with Corn, Charles Ethan Porter (1847–1923), Watercolor on paper, American

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