Elegant 1920s/1930s Oil Roses Still Life in Subdued Tones

Product ID: A123

 


This lovely floral still life depicts an informal arrangement of gorgeous garden roses in the palest of pink tones, against the softest and most muted of blue grey/green ground. Remarkably expressive and sensitive; it has a deeply appealing and timeless elegance that is as attractive today as when it was painted nearly a century ago. Believed to date to the early 20th century (circa1920s/1930s) it still has the paper exhibition label of the artist, from the garden of England, E. Stonestreet, attached to the back, together with the original sale price in guineas.  Guineas (£1-1s-0d) were considered a more gentlemanly amount than pounds at this time. One paid a tradesman, such as a carpenter, in pounds but a gentleman, such as an artist, in guineas! Rather aptly this 'distinguished' painting came from the estate of a prominent local house!

This elegant floral study is exquisitely executed; ingeniously capturing the pure, emotional appeal of these most romantic and English of garden blooms. The subtle subdued tones of the painting lend it a deep air of calm and gentleness that is very appealing. Endlessly versatile this lovely painting would be at home in a multitude of places within the home. Casually displayed it would add an air of unconsidered vintage charm, whilst framed it might assume greater significance.  Contrast it with a punchy modern setting, or add a note of enduring and timeless charm to a country house or cottage.

Size & Condition:

Painted in oils on board,  this elegant painting measures approximately 20" by 15".  The remnants of paper on the reverse of the painting suggest it was originally framed, but it would look just as well as it is.This beautiful painting is in excellent vintage condition for it age.

A lovely floral oil painting in the most muted and appealing of colour palettes! A must for a stylish vintage touch.

Its pair a mixed floral still life is also available.

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