During his lifetime Fantin-Latour was famous for his flower paintings. His delicate portrayals of roses in particular were much admired and sought after in England. The artist had a habit of rising early to pick flowers from his own garden. The simplicity of presentation and botanical accuracy of his still-life paintings prompted many critics to compare him with the eighteenth-century painter Jean-Siméon Chardin.
Materialsoil on canvas
44.6 x 54.6 cm
Bequest of Lila Booth Seybold, Ottawa, 1928