Jean-Baptiste Robie artwork • painting • for sale Roses on a ledge
Brussel 1821-1910 Sint-Gilles (België)
Roses on a ledge
oil on panel 36.3 x 27.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 'Août' 1907
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 5,500
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.