Author: Laura Muha

Two violet chrysanthemum blossoms, one with stalk, leaf and bud in the center of the page.
May Flowers
Last summer, a dozen members of my family and I gathered in a Cooper-Hewitt study room to see this undated gouache of chrysanthemums and other botanical studies by Baltimore-born textile designer Sophia L. Crownfield (1862-1929). The pieces, about five dozen in all, were gifted to the museum in 1937 by Starling W. Childs and Ward...