Monday, June 21, 2010

The Flower Merchant

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Kate Perugini
(English, 1839-1929)
The Flower Merchant, ????
Oil on canvas

Kate Perugini was not only the wife of one of my favorite artists, she was also the daughter of Charles Dickens, and modeled for one of my favorite paintings! You can read more about this interesting lady here.


  1. Adorable! Though, is it just me, or does her face look awfully mature for such a short child?

  2. I think it's probably because her eyes are so large and dark . . . or maybe Victorian children just looked older! I think there was a similar comment about a Bougereau awhile ago . . .

  3. she is So cute and the flowers are amazing---I espec. like the pink ones. :) but the yellow top ones are so prettily light filled as well. :D

    :-* CM