The Rosy Wealth of June

This painting is a well-known example of the more conventional flower pieces by Fantin-Latour, based on the Dutch tradition represented by van Huysum and on the French painter Monnoyer (1633 - 1699). In 1898 this painting was exhibited in London at the Royal Academy.

The assurance of the painting, with delphiniums and lilies interspersed among the roses in the vase, is evident in comparison with earlier works such as the 'Still Life with Glass Jug, Fruit and Flowers' of 1861.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1836 - 1904
Full title
The Rosy Wealth of June
Date made
1886
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
70.5 x 61.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Edwin Edwards, 1899
Inventory number
NG1686
Location in Gallery