Cover Art for Century of The Death of The Rose Book
About the Painting
The painting by Martin John Heade of “Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds” (1871) was published as the cover design for Century of the Death of the Rose: Selected Poems of Jorge Carrera Andrade.
The printing process from a hi-resolution photograph of the original artwork in the gallery of the National Gallery of Art included a color printing process using four color separations provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC., to faithfully reproduce the high quality of the original painting. The rights for reproduction were purchased to included 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. Art.
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. From that trip, Heade was 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.