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Flowers in a Basket, before a Chateau~Edouard Vasselon/ Attrib.

£8,700.00

Flowers in a Basket, before a Chateau~Edouard Vasselon/ Attrib.

Description

Title: A Still Life of an Abundance of Flowers in a Basket in the Grounds of a Chateau
Artist: Edouard Vasselon Attributed (1814-84) French
Detail: Oil on canvas: 26 ½ x 33 ¾ : Frame : 32 x40 in. Circa 1840-50
Price: £8,700
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.

 

Edouard Vasselon married Emilie 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.

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