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Water Color "California Wild Flowers", (painting)

Light, W. W., Mrs.
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Second best Painting in Water-Colors.--To Mrs. W.W. Light, of Sacramento--second premium. Subject, "Wreath of California Wild Flowers and Birds." As flowers are the emblems of the fair, so no fitter object could be selected for female care and study; hence, Mrs. Light has evinced a refinement of sentiment in choosing them for the tracings of her pencil. The drawing and coloring of the wreath are exquisite, as is also that of the "Hang Nest" (called so from the peculiarity of its hanging nest,) swinging in the midst of the flowers, and recalling that favorite theme of the Oriental poets, the love of the Nightingale for the way the Nightingale, a bird of passage in the East, appears at the season the rose begins to bloom, just as the Oriole shows itself among us when the wild flowers open. A little more care in the finishing of the wreath would have pleased us better, as flowers are only beautiful when painted with the greatest regard to truth of detail. [P. 210.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: Sacramento, California.
Still Life--Flower
Control number:
AECI 02620078
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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