A lovely example of 19th century flower painting in fine condition.
Adele Poissant was a female miniature artist, who worked in Paris and sent several miniatures and drawings to the Salon from 1831-47 (Schidlof). This painting is an unusual example of her working in full size and on the natural rather than human form. The composition is reminiscent of the naturalistic but highly decorative botanical watercolours of Redouté, also working in Paris slightly earlier, with the exception of Poissant’s addition of ornamental water droplets across several of the pale pink roses and parts of the bouquet’s foliage. The watercolour is signed ‘Adele Poissant’ on the lower right corner.
Watercolour over chalk on vellum, 34 x 25.5 cm. (13 3/8 x 10 in), framed size 54.5 x 45.5 cm. (21 1/2 x 18 in), signed in the bottom right corner, framed and glazed.
Leo R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe in the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries, Volume 2 (1964), page 646.
Stock ID: 90252