French salon still life with scattered roses in the forest was executed ca. 1900 by important flower painter Pierre Garnier (1847 Lyon - 1937). The artist studied by J. Reignier at ecole de Beaux-Arts in Lyon (1862), exhibited his flower and fruits compositions in Lyon since 1872 and at the Paris salon (Society of French artists ) in 1896 and 1898. His flower works represented in the famous monography "Les peinters de Fleurs en France . De Redoute a Redon" by E.Hardouin-Fugier and Etienne Grafe.
Literature: "Les Peintres De Fleurs En France. De Redoute A Redon" by E.Hardouin-Fugier and Etienne Grafe, edition de l´Amateur; E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers", Paris, 1999; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999; AKL Index.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 25 5/8" x h 21 1/2 " (65 x 54,5 cm), framed w 35 1/2 " x h 31 1/8 " (90 x 79 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.