Description Nina Moore, alternately listed as G. Nina Moore and Mrs. Nina Moore, or incorrectly as Nora Moore, is typical of many 19th-century women artists in that little is known about her life and career. She exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1857 and again in 1866. Other exhibits are known, the last in 1875 at the Essex Institute in Salem, Massachusetts. The composition may be related to the genteel art of collecting and pressing leaves. Moore has included shadows, emphasizing that the leaves are not yet fixed to the page. The curious presence of two signatures leads to the discovery that the composition functions equally well when the painting in turned upside down.
|5/29/1984||Examination||examined for condition|
- The New Path: Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1985.
Provenance John Taylor Jonston Collection, New York; purchased by William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1876; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] At lower right and at upper left along contour of leaves: Mrs. Nina Moore 1858
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878
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