I've recently come in the possession of a painting that contains a vase
with yellow flowers, and I'd like to know what kind of flowers they are.
If you have a second, please check out
http://www.meulie.net/Fotootjes/2_paintings/painting1 and tell me your
(educated) guess. :)
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I can see some similarity, I don't think they're the same... The tansy
seems to have its buds closer together than the kind on the
Thank you for your swift reply though! :)
Any more/other suggestions?
The painting is signed with 'Latour'. This makes me believe it's
either an original or a copy of a work by Henri Fantin-Latour (
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/fantin-latour/ ), a French
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My first impression was Acacia, some species of which are cultivated in
fairly temperate regions:
However this would require the foliage to be from a separate plant or the
painter to be unfaithful, neither of which can be precluded
You might be right here... It does look quite a bit like the various
images of wattle I have found on the Internet. If only I'd be able to
find the painting in some catalogue, then the 'mystery' would be
solved quickly I'd think...
I did send before saying Mimosa,
You say the painting is French........well for many years the French sent
"Mimosa" to the UK as a cut flower from around February.
The plant in question is Acacia dealbata "Silver Wattle" see
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