Oil on canvas painting of what appear to be roses or possibly peonies in a vase on a tabletop, signed with initials at extreme lower right, and measuring 15" by 12 1/2" (19 1/2" by 17" framed). At first glance this appears to be a fine old vintage work of the 19th century or even earlier, but closer inspection reveals that this is actually a late 20th century work painted in that earlier style, including the detailed drops of water on the leaves. The artist clearly had an excellent knowledge of the early works of this type, which date to the Dutch School of the 17th century----Van Huysum and his followers. The detail, including craquelure, and the three dimensional depth and overall illusion of reality, are superb on this highly decorative piece. Condition is excellent and this lovely painting is ready to hang on the wall.
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