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Dark Peony on Gold

Betty Hahn, Dark Peony on Gold, 1982, Van Dyke print with watercolor, 18 15/16 x 15 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Ellen Landis in memory of Frederick Cohn, M.D., 2013 (2013.41) ©Betty Hahn. Photo by Blair Clark

Dark Peony on Gold

Artist: Betty Hahn (American, born 1940)
Date: 1982
Medium: Van Dyke print, with watercolor
Dimensions:
Image: 18 15/16 × 15 1/2 in. (48.1 × 39.4 cm)
Support: 19 1/4 × 15 3/4 in. (48.9 × 40 cm)
Mat: 28 × 22 in. (71.1 × 55.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Ellen Landis in memory of Frederick Cohn, M.D., 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.41
Description
Flowers are a common subject for artist Betty Hahn, and here she concentrates on a peony blossom, perhaps a little past its prime, in all its ruffled glory. Casting the flower partly in shadow, she paints the background gold as if bathing it in the last dazzling light of day.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 1995: Museum of Fine Arts (New Mexico Museum of Art) “Betty Hahn: Photography of Maybe Not,” (and exhibition tour).