Large masterfully still life with flowers, butterflies and pineapples was executed in 1852 by listed French flower and porcelain painter Marie Theophile Voitellier, born Laine, who was active and exhibited in Paris in 1845 -1859.
Literature: (in German) Thieme/Becker "Dictionary of artists from antique to presents", Lepzig, 1999; in French: Benezit , "Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999.
Inscription: signed and dated in French lower left:" T.(for Theophile) Voitellier, nee Laine (name of birth) 1852".
Technique: oil on canvas, luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 32" x h 39 1/2" (81,5 x 100,5 cm), framed w 41 3/4" x h 49 1/4" (106 x 125 cm).
Condition: in verygood condition, original canvas, professionally cleaned, ready to hang on the wall.