The blossoming of the cherry trees was a rite of spring for Washingtonians in 1922 as it is today. Around that time, Marjorie Phillips captured in oil paint a scene of delicate blossoms floating above the Tidal Basin. 1922 would have been the 10th anniversary of the planting of the trees; this year is the 100th. While peak bloom hit very early this spring, the festival continues off the mall tonight with a Journey to Japan at Phillips after 5.
Is it possible to get a copy of this painting?
I checked with our museum shop and unfortunately, this image has not been reproduced.