Items (Roesen, Severin) (F)
Little is known of Roesen's early life; he was born in Germany and may have received training as a porcelain and enamel painter. A work bearing his name was exhibited in Cologne, Germany in 1847 and we know that the same artist exhibited two works the next year in New York City. His extravagant and highly detailed compositions were a fresh expression of the country's essential optimism and growing wealth. His arrangements tended to be born of imagination as well as observation; while individual blossoms are accurately depicted, he groups together flowers and fruits that peak at different times of year. This allows him to create fantasy bouquets...
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