Morning Glories & Pink Roses
after Edouard Muller, 1827
Muller Morning Glories Muller Roses
Morning Glory Detail Rose Detail
Morning Glory Detail Rose Detail
Edouard Muller (after)
Ch. Claesen (editor)
Morning Glories
Pink Roses

Lemercier & Cie., rue de Seine 57, Paris: 1872
Hand colored lithographs
21.75 x 16.25 inches, overall
18.5 x 13.5 inches, image
$450 each

Pair of floral subjects in outdoor settings with bright colors and vivid lighting. In one, the trumpet-shaped blossoms of lavender morning glories are set against a tangle of foliage. In the other, the heavy blooms of pink roses frame a sunlit field beyond, down a hill. The pictures interestingly combine a strong sense of sculptural form of the flowers with an almost baroque sense of motion in the compositions. Initialed lower left: "EM."

Edouard Muller was a 19th century painter known by the alias "Rosenmuller" ("Rose" Muller), presumably because he specialized in rose paintings. His painting Botanical Harmony remains a favorite poster subject today.

Condition: Generally very good with little to no toning. The colors vivid and the edges having the usual scattered light wear including small tears.