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A Still Life of an abundance of Fruits and Flowers ~ Edouard Vasselon

£14,500.00

A Still Life of an abundance of Fruits and Flowers ~ Edouard Vasselon

Description

Title: A Still Life of an abundance of Fruits and Flowers on a ledge, with Doves and a Classical Figure.
Artist: Edouard Vasselon (1814-84) French
Detail: Oil on canvas: 45 x 34 in. frame: 52 x 41 in. Signed & dated 1848
Price: £14,500
Location: Petworth

 

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Artist Biography

 

Edouard Vasselon was born in Marseille 19 th April 1814, and was the eldest of the Vasselon family of French painters during the 19 th and 20 th century.

 

A flower painter and portraitist, Edouard Vasselon also created decorative arts and motifs and for the Saint-Étienne Arms Factory. Albums listing his creations and inventions of motifs are held at the Museum of Art and Industry in Saint-Étienne.

 

He is also said to have lived in Montmartre, behind St. Peter’s Church, on the site of the present water tower. He is mentioned as a painter, working in Paris with his son at 17 rue du Bouloi.

 

Édouard Vasselon married Émilie Roussel (1813-1882) in 1838. He was the father of the painters Marius Vasselon (1841-1924) and Alice Vasselon (1849-1893), and a line of artists (Vasselon and Baube families).

 

He died in Marseille 28 th October 1884.

 

Gallery note: Work by this highly talented French artist rarely come to market, and this is an exceptional example of his flower paintings.

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