Musée No:318.035Regular price £25.00
Rose On A Grey Stone
Artist: Margaretha Roosenboom Rozen
Date:1853 - 1896
Margaretha Roosenboom (1843-1896) grew up in an artistic environment. She was taught by her father Nicolaas Roosenboom and her grandfather, the famous landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout. From about 1867 onwards she focused on painting and watercolours of flower still lifes, inspired by the 17th century artists. In the later years of the 19th century flower painting developed and no longer had any deeper meanings or moralistic undertones. The focus became the character and natural appearance of the flower. Her still lifes look much lighter and more spontaneous than those of her 17th century predecessors. She preferred everyday flowers such as azaleas and violets and especially roses, arranging the flowers loosely in a vase or placed on the floor. After 1874, she used a looser impressionist paintwork and a fresh colour palette with pastel-like shades such as pink and yellow. Her work was sought after during her lifetime and sold well at home and abroad. Along with Gerardine van de Sande Backhuyzen and Adriana Haanen, she was one of leading flower still life specialists of her time.