Souvenir de Lamalmaison


Oil on board

38 cm x 46 cm

Signed and dated lower right.  Label verso with title

Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' is a rose cultivar with large, very pale pink, flowers that open flat.

The Bourbon rose was created in 1843 by Lyon rose breeder Jean Béluze, who named it after the Château de Malmaison, where Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763–1814) had created a magnificent rose garden.

It is probably a cross between 'Mme Desprez' and 'Devoniensis'