Poetry - Found Empty

Herman Herzog

Harn Poet-in-Residence, Debora Greger, reads "Found Empty", a gallery encounter with Herman Herzog's painting. "A leaf gone white", recalled in the final stanza, refers to a ceramic piece formerly on view in the Asian wing, and reproduced below.

ABOVE: Herman Herzog (American, born Germany 1832-1932)

Forest with Heron. c. 1899

Oil on canvas

sight: 39 x 32 in.

Gift of friends of the Harn Museum


Photo: Randy Batista

BELOW: Chinese, Qing dynasty

Glazed White Porcelain Leaf-Shaped Dish. 18th century

Porcelain (with wood base)

3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.

Museum purchase, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum and the Robert H. and Kathleen M. Axline Acquisition Endowment


Photo: Randy Batista

Chinese, Qing dynasty