Cover Art for Century of The Death of The Rose Book: About the Painting
Five paintings of noted American painter Martin Johnson Heade are currently part of the Permanent Collection of The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
I purchased publications rights for use of one painting, “Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds” (1871) by Martin John Heade from The National Gallery of Art. As part of the purchase a hi-resolution photograph of the of the original artwork was provided to the forthcoming publisher (NewSouth Books of Montgomery, Alabama) to aid in the printing process using four color separations to faithfully reproduce the high quality of the original painting. Rights for reproduction were purchased to include special permission for publication as the book cover for Century of The Death of The Rose: The Selected Poems of Jorge Carrera Andrade, 1926–1976, published by NewSouth Books of Montgomery, Alabama/ Louisville, Kentucky.
About the Artist
Martin Johnson Heade, a member of the Hudson River School of painting, was born in 1819 and reared in Lumberville, a small rural community near Doylestown, in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania. Primarily a self-taught artist with no formal training, he took a study trip in 1840 to Europe where he spent two years in Rome. Inspired by his trip to Italy, Heade then became a constant traveler, never stopping anywhere long enough to put down roots. By turn he lived in New York, Philadelphia, Rome again, Saint Louis, Chicago, Trenton, New Jersey, Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, St. Augustine, Florida, and various cities and rural areas of Brazil. Heade died September 4, 1904, St. Augustine, Florida.