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The Large Bouquet

Séraphine Louis (French, 1864–1942)
ca. 1907
Oil on canvas
57 1/2 x 44 3/4 in. (146.1 x 113.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (center right):S. Louis
[Wilhelm Uhde, Paris, by 1914; sequestered Uhde stock]; [Perls Galleries, New York, until 1950; stock no. 4781; sold on October 14, 1950, for $2,500, to de Groot]; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York (1950–d. 1967)
Hans Körner and Manja Wilkens. Séraphine Louis, 1864–1942: Biographie / Werkverzeichnis, Biographie / Catalogue raisonné. Berlin, 2009, p. 211, no. 48, ill. [2nd ed., 2015, p. 228, no. 48, ill.], judging from a photograph, attribute it to Louis, date it about 1928, and identify the medium as Ripolin [enamel paint].

Séraphine Louis (Séraphine de Senlis) was a French painter in the Naive style. Self-taught, she was inspired by her religious faith and by stained-glass church windows and other religious art. Although Uhde reported that she died in 1934, she survived friendless and alone until 1942, according to the recent film on the artist. (Wikipedia 6/15/2009)
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