Paul de Longpré 'Peonies and butterflies’ c.1900
Paul de Longpré [French flower painter 1855-1911] Born in France, he worked mainly in the United States and was entirely self-taught. Oil on canvas laid to board Short Biography: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Longpr%C3%A9
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Jan van Huysum 1722 'Vase of Flowers' Oil on panel
HI RES Jan van Huysum (also spelled Huijsum) [Dutch Baroque floral painter, 1682- 1749] Van Huysum came from a family of flower painters, and achieved stratospheric success within his lifetime, becoming the highest paid painter of his generation. Cut flowers were prized luxuries in the 17th century and flower still-lives were a means of meeting the demand for flowers. After all, a painting of a flower was much less expensive than an actual bouquet and lasted longer! It was never discover how…