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Narcissus and other flowers

Is a painting that used to be in a major Swiss museum. It may have been stolen.

It's also of an age when a painting could take months to create as the painter would paint the flowers as they came into bloom, and for most of us, Narcissus and fat opulent roses don't bloom at the same time. The more I looked at it, it finally dawned on me that that wasn't a Hybrid Tea (which my mind sort of fixated on) because this was way before HTs. It's also a big mass of petals. Back that, would that have to be a centifolia?

And if you see the original of the painting (it's on a piece of wood) the museum would be interested to know that.

Kunsthaus Zurch, theft can no longer be ruled out

Swiss trot out their version of a stiff upper lip

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