With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Paul de Longpre

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Paul de Longpre

Sharing for Show & Tell Friday, a framed, reproduction of a work by
Victorian Floral Artist
Paul de Longpre.
Titled
"PEONIES"
It was a gift from my cousin.
Brighter here than in real life, it's soft muted colors and light,
textured frame works well where it hangs.

This is closer to the actual colors
a copy of the artists signature


Paul de Longpré (1855-1911) was a French flower painter, active chiefly in the United States. He was born in Lyons, France, and was entirely self-taught. From his twelfth year he practiced successfully in Paris as a painter of fans. At 21 he first exhibited at the Salon. Having lost his money by the failure of a Paris bank, he moved in 1890 to New York and in 1896 held an exhibition of flower pieces which secured him instant recognition. In 1899 he moved to California and two years later built a beautiful house at Hollywood, which became celebrated for its magnificent flower gardens. De Longpre painted only perfect specimens of flowers; with delicacy of touch and feeling for bosoms he united scientific knowledge, and he also knew how to give expression to the subtle essence of the flowers.
Source: Wikipedia
This photo was taken about six years ago when the living room was still peach. It has since been painted a creamy white and all peach accessories have been removed.
Not the de Longpre ~ it adds a hint of color to my very monochromatic room.
Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

14 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

Oh, I just love Paul de Longpre's paintings! I would love to have one someday. A lovely gift from your cousin!
Blessings!

Gee said...

What a gorgeous painting. I love it and thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!!! Just stunning.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hello, What a beautiful, lovely, painting. I am so glad I stopped by, I love it and appreciate you sharing.
Hugz,
Kim

marie said...

The painting is beautiful ~ but the frame is what caught my eye. Love the frame!

Mildred said...

Very delicate and pretty. It is just the right touch for your living room. Do you have any peonies in your garden?

Carolyn said...

I love the painting and the frame-lovely gift!

Carolyn

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE this...wish it was in my home! :D

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a beautiful painting! What a wonderful gift. I'd love to have this hanging in my home.

Janice said...

That picture is 'so you', what a kind gift from your cousin.

Ann said...

That is a very pretty painting and the frame is so unique. I just love it

Deb said...

Gorgeous painting....I love peonies (or pineys, as my Mamaw always called them!!!)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Hélène Glehen said...

Bonjour,
What a beautiful and exquisite painting. I am a French painter but I never learned about Paul de Longpré before you posted that.
I am happy to have stopped by your blog.

Thank you.

Hélène - www.artglehen.blogspot.com
www.artglehen.fr

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