White Rose [Charles Hurlimann]

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A continental portrait of a seated female that wears a single white rose - an ancient symbol of peace, respect and hope.

It seems significant that the painting dates to 1918, the year that WWI finally ended. Perhaps she’s carrying the rose to signify her optimism for a peaceful time ahead.

The artist, Charles Hurlimann, was a French painter and illustrator that is best known for illustrating specialist literature. His name appears in the newspaper, Pele-Mêle, in 1913.

Signed and dated.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame 22½” x 19⅓” / 57cm x 49cm
Year of creation c. 1918
Condition Quite tatty. There are a few holes in the canvas but we can patch these for you if you wish. Please just ask.