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 Paul De Longpre  (1855 - 1911)

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Lived/Active: California / France      Known for: floral still life often with bees

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Carla Proffitt

Tulip painting
I have a water color painting that belong to my great-great-grandmother in the 1800"s. It is of tulips growing --all different colors of tulips. It is signed by Paul De Longre. Is anyone familiar with this work?

Sarah Jenkins

Paul de Longpre
I inherited an original Paul de Longpre which is beautiful, but does not suit my style. I am interested in donating it to a museum and was wondering if Nancy Rocha would be kind enough to point me in the right direction. Ms. Rocha, if you read this board , I would appreciate a response. My email is private to avoid offers on this piece. Thank you.

Constance Shafer

Paul de Longre
I have a Paul de Longpre painting...any idea of its value?


Heart of Texas
My oil painting 50x56is signedR.longprie. Any information is welcome

Patti J

My conversation with Nancy Rocha
Love deLongpre! So much info out there but even more questions. I saw Nancy at the Wickford art festival in RI. She looks gorgeous as always even in the rain and is still involved w/19th-early 2oth century works but is now involved with more moderngraphic oils. She has launched a fantastic jewelry line and was featured at the festival. Art just keeps spreading its wings!

Rebecca Drake

"Chrysanthemums" by Paul de Longpre
I have in my possession one of the last paintings of Paul de Longpre. It is a beautiful 13 x 15 watercolor of a vase of chrysanthemums. The painting was purchased in California in 1912 from a millionaire and a note came with the painting. The note was written by J. Allan Harvey, March 13, 1912. Harvey was the secretary to Paul de Longpre. The note reads: "617 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. I, John Allan Harvey, for 3 years secretary to the late Paul de Longpre and with him until he died, know that this picture was one of his last paintings by this artist and it was his intention to place the same in his next exhibition. This picture was this day sold by me to Ray Billingsley of Grange. J. Allan Harvey." The price paid in 1912 was $100.00. It is an exquisite painting and one that has not been viewed by the public. I am not interested in selling it at this time but perhaps in future years since I have no one to treasure it after my death.

Nancy C. Hall

Reference Book on Paul de Longpre
For more information on your prints and paintings by Paul de Longpre, a comprehensive resource is my book "The Life & Art of Paul de Longpre". Google the title for sites where it can be found. In viewing most of the online postings, many of the items you are referring to are listed, and many of them are chromolithograph prints, not paintings. They look like paintings because of the thick color layer process associated with chromolithographs.

Beth R.

Nancy Rocha
Thanks to all of the postings on this site. I found Nancy Rocha and she agreed to speak at a private function for my Friends of DeLongpre. She was wonderful! Thanks so much!

kevin luchcrese

Nancy Marcaccio Rocha
Hey is Nancy still lectuing? Have lost track of what is up with her. Smart and beautiful!


Nancy Marcaccio Rocha
I have a delongpre painting that I inherited from my aunt. At first I was not sure if it was authentic and had no idea of who paul delongpre was. I contacted Nancy Rocha and she really helped me to find trustworthy appraisers clear across the country. I thank her for all of her emails and calls she made for me. I also thank her for her advice on not to accept offers from art dealers. I had a few low offers to "take it off my hands." I had no idea of the value of my painting. Thanks, Nancy.

Sam Terrill

many thanks to Nancy Marcacio Rocha
I found this page very helpful. I was able to locate Nancy Rocha. I spoke to her at length several times and exchanged various emails. Mrs. Rocha helped me to identify and advised me on preservation for my Delongpre painting that has been in my family for generations. I had no idea of its significance. Thank you Nancy Rocha for your time and consideration.

John P

Nancy Marcaccio Rocha
Does anyone know if any new lectures on delongpre are scheduled in the New England Area? Nancy Marcaccio Rocha seems to be the one to catch. Haven't heard of any dates. Please post if you know of any. Thanks, John


Nancy Marcaccio Rocha - Paul deLongpre
For Darlene Fithian:
You should contact Nancy Marcaccio Rocha or Peter Sanderlott for help IDing your painting. I saw them in Boston this summer and they hepled a few lecture attendees to identify works. They were great! Chek on line for their contact info. This site does not post email or phone numbers.

Jenna Bart

Nancy Marcaccio Rocha
Nancy will be speaking at several engagements in Newport RI and Boston this spring. I know her subject matter will include the works of both P & R Delongpre and I think one lecture will be workshop style in Boston... something about poetic response... Look for date postings in usual local/regional art publications.


Nancy Marcaccio Rocha - Providence College
I went through my master's program with Nancy at PC. I owe her half of my degree for pulling we through those brutal comp exams. We still stay in touch through our interests in DeLongpre. For those looking to contact her, I have her email.

Sam Callaway

Perfect Form Nancy Rocha
While googling Nancy Rocha to check for upcoming lectures, I found this discussion about her.I attended one of her lectures last summer. Nancy's topic had to do with the harmonious blending of art and home decor. I have secretly thought that the two should function and be considered together in a home but was afraid to speak up in front of my purist 'art for art' friends. Looking back on my lecture notes, two things Nancy said really stood out. "Never begin to decorate a room with the notion of how you think it should look, you will not achieve visual impact that way. Always begin your work in a space by closing your eyes and thinking about how you want the space to make you FEEL."
She also said, when discussing the work of Paul DeLongpre, that "the decor of a room can easily discredit the visual and emotional impact and integrity of a specific piece or collection presented in the space." I say words to live by!
I agree w/John' posting and more..Nancy is a very charming lady.

Seth Kaplan

Nancy Rocha RI
This response is for Kendal James. Nancy Rocha does live in southern Rhode Island. My decorator and I consulted with her many times when decorating my home a couple of years ago. She also knows a great deal about textiles.Get in touch with her if you can, she is very generous with her time and knowledge. Also, I would love to know how you managed to find two original DeLongpre paintings if you care to share that info. Be careful because I have come across a couple of convincing fakes. I have been looking for years and even Nancy could not locate an authentic piece for me.


Nancy Marcaccio Rocha
I know Nancy Rocha. I too have enjoyed her lectures on home decor and decorative art. The info John supplied is correct. You may have better luck finding her under Nancy Marcaccio Rocha in Saunderstown or North Kingstown RI.
I thought that I had her email but can't seem to find it. If I do, I'll post it later.


Nancy Rocha RI
Information on Nancy Rocha in the art world can be found under artist heading Paul De Longpre on this site.


I was mistaken in my last entry. My partner corrected me and had some additional info. Nancy Rocha may be living in Saunderstown RI.
You might be able to contact her through the RI Preservation Society, the Newport Preservation Society or through
Boston University's Art Dept. I was told she is a guest lecturer at BU on occasion.Good luck.


I met Nancy Rocha at an event in Boston last year. I believe she is from South Kingstown, RI. She was asked to speak on the 19th century movement in still life as inspired by DeLongpre. I'm no authority in this area but she seems to know her stuff. I hope this info helps you find her. She is a charming lady!

Kendal James

Paul DeLongpre
I was looking for an expert to purchase art for my home and to evaluate pieces that I own. I have two original DeLongpre paintings and am uncertain as to the authenticity if a third that I am considering. I was told by several dealers that a woman from RI, Nancy Rocha, has an impeccable eye and is the person to work with but I have not been able to locate her. If anyone knows her contact info, I would really appreciate having it. Thanks!


Paul de Longpre
I also found a print of lilacs in a tipped over basket with bees. I would like any information on this also. It was in my grandfathers attice and he just passed away at the age of 98.


Paul de Longpre
I recently found a painting/print of his lilacs in a tipped over basket. I would like any information whatsoever re: this artwork. Thanks for your help!


paul delongpre
i think i have an original print on glass of summer fragrance...any comments


Fairy Lustre
I have water color of Fairy Lustre by Paul de Longpre'
Copyright New York Graphic Society Fine Arts Publishers/Lithographed in
USA. It has his signature.
Can find no information on this particular painting.
Can any one furnish some . Thanks


The study of roses
Does anyone no anything about this print the study of roses 1885 paul de longpre


P. deLongre 1905 print
I have a print that I can't seem to find any information on. It is signed Paul deLongpre, Los Angelos, 1905. It is of four roses (two cream, one pink, one red and a pink bud) with three bees hovering to the left. It has a blue background. It also has a raised copywrite date 1905 with "The Crowell Publishing Company" located at the bottom right. It is in perfect condition except for a tiny piece of print (eraser-head size) at the top left. Thanks, Greta

Lori Hill

violets in a glass pitcher with gold accents
I have a watercolor I think of purple violets in a glass vase with gold accents on it.It is signed Paul de Longpre and dated Los Angeles 1905. Can anyone tell me how to find out if it real or not


Paul de Longpre'
I have what appears to be a painting, not a copy of pansies in a bowl and scattered around the bowl. The painting is 16 x 20 in a wooden gilded frame (scroll work if that's what you call it is very fancy). My family lived in N.Y. for a short time and I don't know when this came into their possession. When my mom passed away 12 yrs ago I inherited it. Can anyone share any information on this particular painting? Thanks so much.


Paul de Longpre
I have a Lithograph that has Three Roses and Named Delight.I don't think it's orginal due to having Stamped on the lower left.
Copyright New York Graphic Society,Fine Art Publishers.Can anyone share information on this.
Thanks a bunch


Paul de Longpre
I found a painting/watercolor in my father's attic. It is about 8" x 16" pink and white mums. It is signed with Paul de Longpre 1899. On the back it is #97-Presented by Fleishmann & Co.-New York City-Original manufacturers, Introducers & Distributors of Compressed Yeast. Very curious-welcome any feedback. Thanks for help.


Paul de Longre
I have what I believe is a de Longre. It hung in my mother's bedroom for 25 years or so and I've no idea where she got it.

It is entitled "The Three Most Beautiful Roses".

Has anyone ever heard of it? It's not in very good shape but easily recognizable.


lilacs in a basket with bumblebees
We have a painting in our family by Paul De Longpre, of a tipped basket of overflowing lilacs and bumblebees. I would like to know more about this painting.

Deb Gage

reverse painting
Recently purchased a reverse painting flora still signed Paul de Longre.
hydragea white & blue in basket? Any help in identifying this painting. Any information appreciated. Thanks.

Phyllis A. Costello

Paul de Longpre' lithograph "Daisies"
I have a lithograph signed Paul de Longpre', titled Daisies. I would like to know more about it. It has up in the right hand corner supplement to N.Y. World. No year is posted. And another is not signed with a vase of carnations, would this be his also? Any information any one could give me would be appreciated. They are very pretty. Thanks!


Print or watercolor
I also have a print or watercolor by Paul De Longpre. It is signed and dated 1896. The subject is Lilacs only. My mother gave it to me and told me it had belonged to my paternal Grandmother. She was born in 1891 and I would imagine it had belonged to someone in her family. It is framed in a lovely gold frame and has a gold matting. I would appreciate any information anyone may have for me on this. Thanks!

Renee Owens

I have two chromolithographs one is "Crimson and gold" It says on the back, exhibied at the Paris Salon 1923 and Raphael Tuck and sons. It says printed in Great Britian No.9942. I also have "Fragrant Loveliness" I am very curious about these, if you have any infro, kindly answer this post. Thank you, Renee


We have with Paul de Longpré and Raoul Maucherat de Longpré a same ancestor.If you are intersted, I have the possibility to give you details concerning them and for example I can send you a birth-certificate copy.
Can you please send me photpgraphies of some pictures they painted.
thanks a lot in advance.
Best regards.


Paul de Longpre oils
We have 2 oils that are signed by Paul de Longpre and another artist, Fletcher M. Peddicord. Both are dated 1894, are originals in their original frames. Does anyone know anything about this dual signing? Did Paul de Longpre teach and sometimes co-sign work?
We also have an original F.M. Peddicord oil dated 1896 in quite a different style.

Any information about Peddicord or about dual signatures will be greatly appreciated!

Nancy Hall

Basket of Roses
Bill, your Basket of Roses was issued in 3 different formats, all for the Arbuckle Coffee Company. One was called A Basket of Roses, and was painted while de Longpre was still on the East Coast. In fact, you can see the painting in my book, "The Life & Art of Paul de Longpre" just out this last year. It was also entitled A Basket of Roses and was unsigned. A third version was yet issued, which cuts off the far left rose and is cropped right through a bumblebee. Nancy Hall


Basket of Roses
I have an original of Paul de Longpre, signed 1896, I know absolutely nothing about art, can anyone help? thanks


de longpré
Hey, Paul de Longpré is my ancestor, and I'd like to know more about his work...So, if you have one of his watercolors, please, e-mail me to tell me more about it! Thanks!


I have a print in very good shape titled "Enchanting. It is numbered. Is there any sale value? Thank you


de Longpre
Hey, I have a painting of de Longpre, the funny thing is, it is dated 1955; the year he was born ??????


Print vs. Watercolor
I have a Paul de Longpre floral that is signed and dated. It is dated 1898 and shows its age.

However, being a novice, it is difficult for me to determine if it is an original watercolor or if it is, in fact, a print. Is there an easy way to check? Thanks in advance for your input.


De Longpre
Idon't know if he ever sined M Delong. Sorry I wish I did. I have a painting of his dated 1896 and it signed Paul De Longpre. I'm looking for this painting on the net and can't find it. I see alot of others but not mine..Is that a good sign?? thanks!

B Mellers

De Longpre
Does anyone know if De Longpre ever signed his work "M DeLong"?
Thank you.

Nancy Hall

Paul de Longpré
I am publishing a book on the Life & Art of Paul de Longpre. Please let me know if you'd like to be notified when it is released this year.

C.K. Okin

Paul de Longpre
I have, what I believe to be, a chromolithograph,signed Paul de Longpre and dated 1892. The subject is a rather laarge bunch of pink,yellow, and red 'grandiflora' roses, and their leaves-w. little evidence of stems against a rather dark-toned background. Are his chromos all based on existung paintings or were many of these imaages produced ssolely for publication. From the paintingss thaat I have seen, the backgounds are generally light-toned. I am seeking to learn more about this piece as well as his other early (PRE-1900) chromolithographs. Any help would be apreciated!

Dr. Jeffrey Owens

Biographical Info
I have an old Who's Who in American, 1910-1911, which has a biographical sketch of Paul de Longpre. According to this source, he was born at Lyons on April 18, 1855, to Victor and Theresia (Pinchaud) de Longpre. Educated at public schools in Paris, at age 12 he began to paint flowers on fans. He married at 19 to Josephine Estievenard of Paris in March of 1874, and in 1876, he first had paintings accepted to the Paris Salon. The failure of a large Paris bank destroyed his finances, and in 1890, Paul came to New York. His first showing to be exclusively of flower paintings took place at the American Art Galleries in 1896 and he participated in yearly exhibitions thereafter. Moving to Los Angeles in 1899, he built a residence in Hollywood with 3 acres of flower gardens--"a place much visited by tourists." The article goes on to say that Paul was a Catholic and a Republican.

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