This tender still life with chery blossoms in a glass vase was executed in 1917 by high quoted French flower and gerne painter Alexandre (Jules Alexandre) Gamba de Preydour ( 1846 Paris - 1931). 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; Other his flower paintings see on our website under item no. 4755, 4180, 5282, 5283,5285.
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 and dated 1917, lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, original gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 15 " x h 24 " (38 x 61 cm), framed w 20 5/8" x h 29 1/2" (52,5 x 75 cm).
Condition: very good condition, original canvas.