A circa 1900 oil on canvas painting of roses against a simple dark background, 12 1/2" by 18", and 20" by 24 1/2" in likely original bright gold frame. There does not appear to be a signature. Roses were a popular subject of painters during that period, with many young ladies especially encouraged to take up painting. The American painter George Cochran Lambdin often used dark or black backgrounds for his floral still life works. This painting is in generally good vintage condition, with a very small puncture at left between the flowers in the dark area, some slight dust (which the camera seems to seize upon) and some lighter area at top center left field and again at lower right, almost as if rubbed at some point. There are a few chips missing from frame. All often seen in works of this age.
American antique circa 1900 painting of roses