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Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds

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During a career that spanned almost seventy years, Heade, an ardent naturalist and traveler, painted a great variety of subjects: portraits [48.426], luminous salt-marsh scenes [47.1159], seascapes (often with thunder storms) [45.889], tropical landscapes [47.1153], hummingbird and orchid...

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Inscription

Lower left: M J Heade

Provenance

The artist. With a Philadelphia dealer. 1944, with Victor Spark, New York; 1944, sold by Victor Spark to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1870–83

Dimensions

39.37 x 54.93 cm (15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1138

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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