The peony vase
Reproduction French early 20th C Artist’s frame, painted
Excellent
Peonies seem a peculiarly 19th century flower (although they appear in flowerpieces by the 17th century Dutch masters); they were painted by Manet, Fantin-Latour, Tissot, Renoir, Bazille, Gauguin, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. They blossom in these paintings like opulent courtesans in crinolines, yet here in this work by Stephen Rose they are defiantly fresh and contemporary, primrose bright and clean against their dark foliage and the gleaming glass vase, their decorative Japanese qualities emphasized against the white wrapping, pale peach wall and warm stone shelf ground. A beautifully-judged harmony of pale tones vibrates around the bouquet of spinach-green leaves, lifted by one intense note of crimson off-centre.
Dimensions
Height 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Width 81.30 cm (32.01 inches)
External Height 81.00 cm (31.89 inches)
External Width 95.90 cm (37.76 inches)
Medium
Oil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
'Rose 12'
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