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Begonia Leaves

1864
George B. Wood, (American, 1832–1910)
A fern frond tops caladium and begonia leaves in this painting by Philadelphia native and Quaker George B. Wood. Wood’s attentive rendering responds to the ideas of British art theorist John Ruskin, who advocated the careful depiction of nature. Ruskinian principles dictated that no natural subject, well observed, was too modest to speak to divine creation...

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