The Bouquet of Roses

Fernand Toussaint 
1873-1956

The Bouquet of Roses
Oil on canvas signed lower right
Dimensions : 
131 x 100 cm / 51.57 x 39.37 inch
Dimensions with frame : 
155 x 127 cm / 61.02 x 50.00 inch

Description of the artwork

This large-format canvas, which illustrates the cover of the book dedicated to the artist, is one of his major works. In it, he combines his talents as a flower painter and portraitist. With all the restraint imposed by the art of worldly portraiture, he shares with us a moment of grace and gentleness. The brilliant colorist uses light impasto to emphasize the folds of his model's dress and the velvety softness of freshly picked rose petals.

Origin

Former collection Whitford and Hughes, London
Private collection, USA

Literature

"Fernand Toussaint: 1873-1956" by Patrick and Viviane Berko and Stéphane Rey, Brussels 1986, pp. 82, illustrated, 83, also illustrated on the cover

Available artworks

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