Collector had passion for petals painted on paper

Critical Eye

April 01, 2007|By Glenn McNatt | Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic

An exquisite rose and three carnations by the 17th-century English still-life painter Alexander Marshal. A charming floral study by Delacroix. Cezanne's luminous watercolor image of geraniums.

These are not the sort of paintings museum-goers are likely to associate with Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, the Baltimore philanthropists renowned for their superb collection of postwar American art.

FLORAL STILL LIFES / / Through June 10 / / Walters Art Museum / / 410-547-9000

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