The Complete Works of Philippe Smit
by Andreas Narzt and Florence Castellani
Photo: Michiel Elsevier Stokmans, NL; © FdDPS
PS 241 (P 203)
Vase of Flowers (Poppies and Daisies)
Alternate titles: Bouquet of Flowers; Vase of Flowers (Poppies and Daisies)
Pastel on cardboard
51 x 37 5/8 in. (129 x 95 cm) (sight size)
Signed and dated lower right: Philippe 1923
On the back: exhibition label Philadelphia on the frame upper center.
Inv. T. P., Ptgs etc. at Bryn Athyn, n.d. [c. 1940], Glencairn archives: no.  [P 203], p. , Vase of Flowers - Poppies & Daisies, Smit, 38 1/2 x 51 1/2 [in.].
Inv. Pitcairn, n.d. [c.1957], n.p., LNC archives: no. P 203, Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, Red Poppies, Daisies and other flowers in large dark colored vase, Smit, Pastel, 51 x 37 3/4 [in.].
Literature & Primary Sources
No known published references.
This large pastel corresponds probably to the "grand bouquet" (big bouquet) which Berendina mentions in her card sent to René Massé from Recloses in summer 19231 and which the artist finishes a few days later2.
1. Berendina Urban, APCS to René Massé, Recloses, [22 June 1923], Massé album, p. .
2. Philippe Smit, APCS, to René and Mathilde Massé, Recloses, [29 June 1923], Massé album, p. .
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Citation: Narzt, Andreas and Castellani, Florence. "Vase of Flowers (Poppies and Daisies), 1923 (PS 241)." The Complete Works of Philippe Smit. http://www.philippesmit.com/cr/catalogue/entry.php?id=241 (accessed on September 26, 2021).