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The Silver Butterflies - Jubilant Floral Still Life French Arts And Crafts Period Art Deco Flowers Oil On Panel


£450 | $627 USD | €524 EUR
Item Number: SA744489
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts
This antique has been viewed 41 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


A jubilant and etherial floral still life depicting a bouquet of flowers in a vase - surrounded by a host of silver butterflies! And yes: the butterfly wings do shimmer in actual silver, making the artwork a lovely example of the French arts and crafts movement, in which women painters were particularly prominent.
Yes again - our painting was indeed painted by a woman, Suzanne-Raphaële Lagneau (born 1890). A member of the Société Nationale des Artistes Français, she exhibited at the Paris Salon but also, extraordinarily, at the Salon in Tunis. Well known for her book illustrations of works by Flaubert, La Fontaine and Henri Bordeaux, Suzanne also taught drawing in Paris art schools.
Painted circa 1915-1920, our oil on panel is signed at the lower left. On the verso, there is an exhibition label from the Salon des Artistes Français with her Montparnasse studio address at 15 rue Boissonade, as well as a landscape sketch. Measuring 46 x 33 cm, the painting is presented in its original silver frame, which however has some visible repair. The overall framed size is 55 x 42.5 cm.
Nous parlons français, und wir sprechen auch Deutsch! Paintings may be viewed in Norwich and in Paris, as well as in London and Cambridge by appointment. Please contact us if you would like further details and images of an artwork.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 46 cm (18.1")
Width = 33 cm (13.0")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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