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Late 19th Century Oil Painting Called ‘Le Bouton Rose’ by Emil Preuss



A very suggestive oil painting of a beautiful bare breasted woman which could be a prostitute or a temptress leaning out a mindow offerring a rose bud to an admnirer, and seemingly encouraged to do the gesture be a woman half hidden behind the curtain. This work was executed by an obscure artist named Emil Preuss (German, 1866-1950). After an original titled "Le Bouton Rose" by Antoine Wiertz (Belgium, 1806-1865). Sgned Preuss E. in the lower left corner. The canvas has been relined; wear consistent with age. At the moment it comes without a proper frame. The original was painted in 1864 and was originally owned by the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. It was eventually sold at auction to further the Mission of the Hartford Art School.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Romantic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4631216080861

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