Alfred Rouby, Still Life With Chrysanthemums

Alfred Rouby, Still Life With Chrysanthemums

A beautiful 19th-century still life with chrysanthemums by French painter, Alfred Rouby (1849-1909). It’s been rendered sublimely with deft impressionistic brushwork and a masterful eye for colour.

Rouby was a specialist and is predominantly known for his gorgeous still lifes, which tend to feature flowers and stoneware. Most of these include at least one flower laid in the foreground - as if fallen from the bouquet. Perhaps a symbolic reference to the passing of time.

Rouby lived in Paris and trained under Pierre-Marie Beyle (1837-1902).

The painting is signed in the bottom left and housed within a good later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 26½” x 31” / 67cm x 78cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Germany
Condition: Very presentable. Canvas with a tidy patched repair. Frame with some light age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £7,500 achieved for a still life at Sotheby’s in 1996.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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