Eye Candy for Today: Henry La Thangue’s Ligurian Roses

Ligurian Roses, Henry Herbert La Thangue

Ligurian Roses, Henry Herbert La Thangue (details)

Ligurian Roses, Henry Herbert La Thangue; oil on canvas, roughly 41 x 28 in. (105 x 96 cm), link is to Sotheby’s auction in 2011. I assume the current location of the original is a private collection.

Henry La Thangue was an English painter, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who was influenced by the Barbizon School and the naturalism of Jules Bastien-Lepage.

I love the dappled light, subtle shadowed color and painterly brush mark in this scene. I find it interesting that the artist, in naming the work, considered the flowers the primary subject rather than the figure.

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