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Vase with Gladioli

Original price $1,250.00 - Original price $1,250.00
Original price
$1,250.00
$1,250.00 - $1,250.00
Current price $1,250.00
SKU 2081

15"x13"

Little is known about this painting’s author, Gladys Marion Stephenson. Stephenson was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1904 and passed away in 1934. She was a young art teacher and painter who favoured landscapes and floral scenes. The back of this painting features the inscription, “Gladys Marion Stephenson, 19041934, American, Iowa Teacher, Member of the Chicago Art Institute.” This painting appears to be in excellent condition, complete with an attractive wooden frame painted in ivory. The composition consists of a vase filled with overflowing gladiolus plants. The long stems, curling leaves, and lush, coloured petals appear to be crafted from delicate layers of rich watercolour paint. Named for their appearance and shape, the term gladiolus comes from the suffix of gladius, meaning sword in Latin. Translated, gladius means “little sword.” In botanical literature, this plant is meant to pierce the heart of the recipient like a sword, channeling infatuation. Additionally, botanists believe the gladiolus symbolizes remembrance, moral integrity, faithfulness, and strength of character. This beautiful painting would add an elegant floral touch to any wall it graces.