• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5658

    Christie's Interiors

    5 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 244

    Henri Pierre Picou (FRENCH, 1824-1895)

    The flower pickers

    Price Realised  


    Henri Pierre Picou (FRENCH, 1824-1895)
    The flower pickers
    signed and dated 'henry Picou/1881' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24½ x 20 in. (62.5 x 50.7 cm.)

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    A student under Delaroche at the Academy de Beaux-Arts, he studied with Gleyre and Gérôme and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1853. He showed his work at the Salon from 1847. He undertook projects to paint elaborate frescos for the church of Saint-Roch in Paris and for Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours at Nantes. Other works are exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes.

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