Still Life with Flowers  1852

by Simon Saint-Jean

Saint-Jean was a prominent still life painter during the second quarter of the 19th century. He trained at the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, dedicating himself to flower painting early in his career and successfully exhibiting work at the Salon in Paris. Cut flowers or fruits dropped onto a forest floor occur often in Saint-Jean's work, giving them a slightly surreal qualit...
H: 14 7/16 x W: 17 15/16 in. (36.7 x 45.5 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum