Robert Lewis Reid: Fleur de Lis (c.1900) updated

Fleur de Lis by Robert Reid, American Paintings and Sculpture Medium: Oil on canvas George A. Hearn Fund, 1907 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11858

Who is Robert Lewis Reid?

American impressionist Robert Reid was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1862. A painter of landscape, figures, still-life and murals, Reid was one of the founding members of the ‘Ten American Painters’, a group of Impressionists who rebelled against traditionalism in 1897.

According to The Met,

“Robert Reid was among the founding members of the Ten American Painters, a loosely defined group of French-trained artists associated with Impressionism. Best known for his decorative figure paintings featuring elegant women enveloped in outdoor settings, Reid went on to specialize in murals. This work recalls the “Smell” panel in his “Five Senses” series at the Library of Congress.” Quote from the-met-art

As is clearly seen in Fleur de Lis, Robert Lewis Read was known for his beautiful palette, which is one reason I am so fond of this particular painting. Today, his work is in the nation’s best museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The White House.

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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 769

Details:

  • Fleur de Lis by Robert Reid
  • Artist: Robert Reid (1862–1929)
  • Date: ca. 1895–1900
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Credit Line: George A. Hearn Fund, 1907

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Fleur de Lis by Robert Reid, American Paintings and Sculpture Medium: Oil on canvas George A. Hearn Fund, 1907 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11858 (detail)

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