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Floral Still Life - Raoul Maucherat  de Longpre
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Raoul Maucherat de Longpre
"Floral Still Life"
Gouache on board
20 3/16 x 28 3/4 inches
Signed lower right
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In our Floral Still Life, de Longpré has depicted white and pink carnations, which translates roughly as ‘disdain’ and ‘a woman’s love’: a woman’s love disdained. The artist preferred to create loose compositions of flowers either laid horizontally on a shelf or similar surface, as in our painting, or free-form bouquets gathered on a vertical axis and floating against an undeveloped background. His work is noted for the freshness of the cut flowers in his free compositions.