Johnson Heade (1819-1904), Still
Life with Wine Glass, 1860, oil on board, John Wilmerding
This is the earliest known still life and flower
subject by Martin Johnson Heade. The four floral still lifes in
the Wilmerding collection (nos. 11-14) all date from the 1860s--a
period during which Heade perfected his style and emerged as one
of the first important flower painters in American art.