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American and European Still Lifes

John La Farge

American (1835-1910)

Water Lily with Green and Red Pads, circa 1883
Pencil, watercolor and gouache on heavy wove paper, Sight: 5 ½ x 9 ½ inches, Sheet: 11 ¾ x 15 ½ inches


The Artist

Gifted from the above to Moritz Bernard Philipp, 1884

James Graham Gallery, New York, by the early 1970’s

Sold from the above to a private collection, New England, until 2014


Society of American Artists, Annual Exhibition, 1884, no. 54

Moore’s Art Gallery, Catalogue of a Collection of Oil and Water Color Paintings, by John La Farge, 26-27 March 1884, lot 49


James Yarnall, Nature Vivante: The Still Lifes of John La Farge, New York, The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, Inc., 1995, pg. 142, no. 76, illustrated

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