Jean-Baptiste Robie artwork • painting • previously for sale Flower still life on a marble ledge
Brussel 1821-1910 Sint-Gilles (België)
Flower still life on a marble ledge
oil on panel 44.0 x 64.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1845-1850
This painting was previously for sale.
A painter of landscapes and still lifes, Robie is chiefly known for his paintings of fruit and flowers (a.o. roses), seemly set down casually on a woodland path or at the water’s edge. In this sense, he broke with the 18th century tradition of meticulously arranged, ostentatious still lifes of flowers. He also painted close-ups of wild plants growing in their natural setting. His compositions stand out for their exquisite rendering of texture and rich colouration.