Description & Technical information

The painting – which depicts an aristocratic Italian beauty sitting beside a porcelain vase full of peonies – is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality hand-carved giltwood frame.

In ancient Chinese culture the peony symbolizes love and beauty (as well as wealth and aristocracy). Soulacroix’s colour choice for both the flowers and her luxurious silk gown also references Oriental symbolism; the apricot traditionally representing female elegance.

Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 73cm (36½” x 28¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 42cm (24½” x 16½”)

Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded giltwood frame.

Date:  Circa 1890
Period:  late 19th century, 1850-1900
Signature: Signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 93 x 73 cm (36⁵/₈ x 28³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints