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Oil painting - The Rose
  • The Rose
    Parris, Edmond Thomas, born 1793 - died 1873
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The Rose

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1832 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Parris, Edmond Thomas, born 1793 - died 1873 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Elizabeth South

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This is typical of Parris's 'fancy' portraits, which were intended for reproduction in the form of a coloured lithograph as an illustration to verse. The Rose was published as The Rose of the Boudoir, with the short, anonymous, poem:
The Rose she loves the Mother blesses
The Rose she to her bosom presses
A fairer, sweeter, happier thing
Than that which shines the Queen of Spring.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1832 (painted)


Parris, Edmond Thomas, born 1793 - died 1873 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'E T/PARRIS/pinxt./1832'
Signed and dated by the artist, centre left


Diameter: 47.2 cm estimate, Diameter: 73.5 cm framed, :

Object history note

Given by Mrs Elizabeth South, 1908

Descriptive line

The Rose - a group of female figures , oil on canvas, Edmund Thomas Parris, 1832

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 224



Subjects depicted

Rose; Clothing


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