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Otto Franz Scholderer

Flower still life painting enjoyed enormous success in the late 19th century, with artists like Henri Fantin-Latour becoming wealthy on their pictures of cut flowers in vases. Such images were admired for their verisimilitude and sense of fleeting beauty.

Scholderer was a successful German exponent of the genre, and this spray of lilacs against a neutral two-toned background is representative of his considerable skill.

Key facts
Artist Otto Franz Scholderer
Artist dates 1834 - 1902
Full title Lilac
Date made about 1860-1902
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50 x 37 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Dr J.V. Scholderer, son of the painter, 1971
Inventory number NG6401
Location in Gallery Not on display
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