Roses and Lilacs Print by de Longpre.
This wonderful larger format antique print is by Raoul de Longpre, the younger brother of the French Victorian artist, Paul de Longpre. It is a superb study of scarlet roses paired with white lilacs, a casual freshly-gathered bouquet resting on a tabletop. It is signed lower right. According to the Language of Flowers, the red rose symbolized the virtue of True Love, while the white lilac stood for Innocent Love, a sweet pairing. This print was made in 1916 by the Thomas D. Murphy Co. of Red Oak, Iowa. It has a softly textured faux suede mat, and a vintage gold painted frame. Overall size is aprox 17 x 19 inches, ready to hang. Both print and frame are in VG condition with minimal wear. The far right leaf at the center edge has just a smidgen of a wrinkle, and the far left open rose has a slight wrinkle, again not detracting, but mentioned for accuracy, and all displays handsomely.