Original and one of a kind painterly painting, "Mellow Roses II". Artist unknown. Displayed in a solid wood frame. This painting is part of a series, “Mellow Roses”
The Antiquary's Story:
Throughout history, you will find duplicates or same subject paintings, as artists found success and were commissioned to continue their creation.
Van Gogh’s ”Sunflowers” are part of a series that contain at least seven works, created at a manic and self-destructive time in his life. All the same subject but with varying numbers of flowers and colors, five of which are in museums. Of the other two, one was lost during a WWII bombing and the other remains in a private collection.
You may also be familiar with Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — but what you may not know is that it is part of a series, with the subject remaining constant through the changing of mediums from painting, pastel and lithography.
Johann Heinrich Füssli’s, “The Nightmare”, where a demon is perched on a sleeping woman’s chest, was so successful at its first showing, that he created three additional versions.