Impressionistic composition with scattered roses was executed by good listed French flower painter Andre Benoit Perrachon (1827 – 1909), the represantant of famous Lyon flower school of 19th century.Andre Perrachon was born at Lyon in 1827. He studied at the Lyon Academy of Fine Art under the tutelage of the renowned rose specialist Chabal-Dussurgey. From 1847 he studied in Paris under the painter Lepage.// Perrachon received honourable mentions in both the 1859 and 1863 Paris Salons. He exhibited regularly in both Paris and Lyon, and is best known for his floral still lifes, several of which are in museums throughout Europe.
In 1853, Perrachon returned to Lyon and taught at the Academy of Fine Art as well as establishing himself as a highly successful and popular painter of roses.
Paintings exhibited at the Lyon Salon:1847 Guirlande de fleurs1852 La parlure1853 Nid dans les bruyerres1854 Trophee de la danse1855 Nid dans les roses1856 Richesse et Simplicite1857 Fleurs1857 Interieur de cuisine1858 Vase de fleurs, Groupe de girflees1859 Groupe de giroflees1860 Roses tremieres, Primeveres, Fleurs d’hiver, Roses mousseuses, Groups de mauves, Vase de bruyeres et camellias, Bruyere, Primvere, Vase bleu, Bijoux1861 Vase de lilas, Glaieuls, Mauves, Group de fleurs d’hiver, Roses dans un vase d’or1862 Fleurs fruits1865 Roses, Tounesols1867 Vase de fleurs1868 Buisson des rose
Literature: in French: "Dictionary of painters, sculptos and decorators" by E.Benezit.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 16 3/8" x h 12 3/4" (41,5 x 32,5 cm); framed w 201/2" x h 17 1/3" (52 x 44 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.