Decorative Antique French Pink Rose Painting, painted in the late 1800's on a circular papier mache round form by a Sunday painter. Large pink roses in full bloom fill the center, with sweet little buds around the center flowers. There is wear, bits missing, and plenty of shabbiness to this piece, especially around the edges as you can see. The painting is on a thin paper mache form, with bits of the cardboard peeking through after more than 100 years.
But then, oh! there are those roses. They captured my heart from afar on a recent buying trip. The back has been painted over with a brown paint, and has plenty of wear as well. Please only buy this treasure from times past if you love the grace of time, it's perfectly imperfect for your collection. Display with your other Victorian floral oil paintings, on a stand with your garden books, or anywhere you want to show your love of the queen of the garden, the rose.