This fine flower painting was executed in 1884 in Nice by high quoted French flower and gerne painter Alexandre (Jules Alexandre) Gamba de Preydour (born 1846 in Paris). He studied by Gerome and in 1869-1895 exhibited in the Salon de Paris woth portraits, flower and genre compositions. His works are in the Museum of Chartres; Another his flower paintings see on our website under item no. 4755, 4180.
Literature: artist lexicons: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999; bellier-Auvray, Dict. Gener., I, 1882.
Inscription: signed: Gamba de Preydour Nice, lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 1/2" x h 18 " (29,3 x 45,8cm), framed w 19 3/4" x h 26 1/3" (50 x 67 cm).
Condition: very good condition, original canvas.