Sabine Mea (French, d. 1904)
Still Life with Green Grapes and a Butterfly. Inscribed "Sabine Mea" on a presentation plaque. Oil on academy board, 9 3/8 x 12 5/8 in., framed. Condition: Fine, stable craquelure, bowing to the support.
N.B. Little is known about the painter Sabine Mea. Benezit lists the artist as a genre and still life painter, born in Lure, died in Paris in September 1904, whose work debuted at the Salon of 1861. Interestingly the name "Sabine Mea" appears in horticultural publications of 1891 and 1892, as a descriptor of a type of chrysanthemum.
Academy board with an artist's materials stamp from L. Prevost, Paris, on the reverse.
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