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Roses

1875
George Cochran Lambdin, (American, 1830–1896)
This may be one of two still lifes by George Cochran Lambdin shown at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The artist’s use of a lacquer-like background draws on Japanese art, examples of which Americans flocked to see at the Centennial’s Japanese display. This painting also participates in the international craze for hybrid tea roses, one hub of which was Germantown (a neighborhood in Philadelphia), Lambdin’s home....

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