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De Longpre, Paul
Roses Facsimiles of Watercolors ORIGINAL 1898 NOT A REPRINT
NEW YORK, 1898 Published by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY Binding: HARD BACK RED Size: 11X12 Overall Condition is: FAIR The title is printed on the front cover and spine in gold gilt lettering, beautiful color pictures. beautiful full page color illustrations of roses printed on plate copyright and Frederick Stokes 1898, wonderful Art Nouveau red cover design, signed AR, covers badly chipped, spine frayed and chipped at top/bottom, text is detached from boards but all contents present, inscription front end page for a Christmas gift to previous owner, browning to pages. Paul de Longpré (1855-1911), a French flower painter, worked mainly in the United States. He was born in Lyon, 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 Longpré painted only perfect specimens of flowers; with delicacy of touch and with feeling for color he united scientific knowledge, and he also knew how to give expression to the subtle essence of the flowers. The finest of his paintings include Double Peach Blossoms and White Fringed Poppies (1902) - both widely known through popular reproductions. Oversized book, additional postage may be required.
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
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