James Stuart Park:
Framed (ref: 8011)
Provenance: Craibe Angus, The Fine Art Society, The Fortunoff Collection
Park specialised in painting arrangements of flowers, usually agains a dark background. Here, the thickness of the paint and the contrast between the brilliant red and white of the flower petals and the dark brown of the background is incredibly striking.
A similar painting of Geraniums is in the Kirkcaldy Art Gallery: