Painting Lot A-81027
Désiré de Keghel (1839– 1901)
A bouquet of yellow roses
Oil on canvas, 69 x 41 cm
The flowers in this still life are beautifully arranged in a bouquet. The background is dark, which makes the yellow colour come out even brighter. The bouquet is painted asymmetrical, which is very innovative for that time. The painting is painted by de Keghel a specialist in the field of flower still lifes. This painting illustrates the transience of life but with admiration of the divine creation. The painting is signed under the name of D. de Keghel. The painting is framed in a hand gilded 20th-century frame.
Désiré de Keghel studied at the Academic of Fine Art in Gent and specialised in painting still lives, mostly flowers. His work has been exhibited in several horticultural exhibitions and museums like the Museum in Gent and the museum in Kortrijk. He died on 21 March 1901. Many of his works are sold by world famous auction house the Christies’. Désiré de Keghel is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands, and in the ‘Benezit Dictionary of Artists’.