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Mother's Gift by Edward Quitton

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Only the most beautiful bloom will do for Mother in this charming scene by Edward Quitton

Key Features

  • Two children select a flower for Mother in this painting by Edward Quitton
  • Entitled Mother's Gift, this oil on panel brings scientific detail into an endearing scene
  • Signed "E. Quitton" and dated 1875 (lower left)
  • Panel: 26 3/4 high x 19 1/2 high

Item Details

  • Height:
    19 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Other
  • Artist:
    Quitton, Edward
Edward Edwin Quitton
Born 1842 Belgian

Mother's Gift

Signed "E. Quitton" and dated 1875
Oil on panel

A pink bloom is the perfect present in this charming genre scene by Belgian artist Edward (Édouard) Quitton. Entitled Mother's Gift, this endearing oil on panel is an exceptional example of Quitton's botanical conservatory oeuvre. From the children's dress to the elaborate array of plant life, and even the abandoned parasol, this is a work of exquisite detail and artistry. Deftly combining science and nature with sentimentality, this endearing composition exudes a timeless beauty. 

Born in Peruwelz-Bonsecours in 1842, Quitton was a student of Joseph Stallaert at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tournai and the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. A member of the Belgian School, Quitton painted in Belgium's colorful Realist tradition, and was particularly known for his representations of hunted fowl hanging lifeless on a wall. 

Panel: 26 3/4" high x 19 1/2" high References:
Dictionary of Artists, 2006, E. Bénézit
Dictionary of Flower Painters: Belgian and Dutch Artists Born Between 1750 and 1880, 1995, Patrick and Viviane Berko  

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