Flowering Chrysanthemum, Léon Bonvin
Watercolor, gouache, pen and iron gall ink, roughly 10×8 in (24×19 cm). In the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Click on “Explore Object” or “Download Image” for large version.
Bonvin’s sensitive rendering of the plant is beautifully set off by his atmospheric suggestion of morning haze, through which we can just see a suggestion of the farmer, fields and town beyond.