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Edouard Vasselon was born in Marseille 19 th April 1814, and was the eldest of the Vasselon family of French painters during the 19 th and 20 th century.
A flower painter and portraitist, Edouard Vasselon also created decorative arts and motifs and for the Saint-Étienne Arms Factory. Albums listing his creations and inventions of motifs are held at the Museum of Art and Industry in Saint-Étienne.
He is also said to have lived in Montmartre, behind St. Peter’s Church, on the site of the present water tower. He is mentioned as a painter, working in Paris with his son at 17 rue du Bouloi.
Édouard Vasselon married Émilie Roussel (1813-1882) in 1838. He was the father of the painters Marius Vasselon (1841-1924) and Alice Vasselon (1849-1893), and a line of artists (Vasselon and Baube families).
He died in Marseille 28 th October 1884.
Gallery note: Work by this highly talented French artist rarely come to market, and this is an exceptional example of his flower paintings