Creation date
color monotype on cream laid paper
Mark Descriptions
Inscribed in ink, below image, l.l.: Petunias Signed and dated in ink, below image, l.r.: 1948. Blanche Lazzell Inscribed in ink, below image, l.l.: No M 163
8 x 6 in. (image) 10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Russell and Becky Curtis Art Purchase Endowment Fund
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Toward the end of her career, Lazzell produced fewer woodcuts, but more monotypes, small paintings on glass, run through a press to transfer the images singularly to paper. Petunias, done in 1948, was her 103rd monotype.

Most of her monotypes and many of her prints were floral still-lifes. She grew the subjects herself in a most unusual garden that she planted around her studio. Being situated on a wharf jutting into the sea, Lazzell’s garden filled various nail kegs and boxes of all sorts in which she grew her favorites: sunflowers, larkspur, petunias, morning glories, marigolds and geraniums.

(Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York); purchased by (Pia Gallo, New York, New York); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2011 (TR111280).
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