by Raoul M. de Longpre (1843–1911)
Gouache on paper
26½ x 18¼ inches (oval) (sight size)
Signed lower right: M De Longpré

Artist Biography

Born in Lyons, France to a family of artists, Raoul Maucherat de Longpre had a prominent career as a painter of floral still-lifes. The calling ran in de Longpre’s family; his father, Jean-Antoine, decorated fans with floral paintings and his brother Paul became a noted floral painter in California. Raoul began painting at a young age, producing highly-detailed studies of various flowers. He earned a job decorating fans at the age of twelve and was exhibiting at the Paris Salon by the age of twenty-one. His paintings of bouquets set against spare backgrounds, either poised on a ledge or floating

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