C. 1922

12″ w x 9″ h
Oil on canvas

Butterfly Field

Butterfly Field by Marian Spore Bush

Image credit: From the Collection of Amberrose Hammond

This painting was featured on a Christmas card Marian and her husband Irving T. Bush sent during their time together from 1930-1946. The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry at the University of Michigan owns a copy of the greeting card that features a short story called “The  Story of the Christmas Tree” 

Marian had started work on a children’s book with paintings and stories in 1922 and I believe this painting and the story in the greeting card were from that book project.