Photograph of the interior view of an art studio in the Paul deLongpre residence on Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood, ca.1905. The room is decorated numerous paintings, ornate furniture and intricate rugs. The crown molding incorporates detailed circular tracery. Twenty-five paintings of floral still-lifes hang on the walls or stand on easels, the floor or furniture. Each painting is uniquely framed. No two paintings are alike and each has a number to uniquely identify it on the lower corner of its frame. Visible numbers include: 78, 44, 19, 85, 87, 30, 41, 70, 29, 2, 82, 84, 52, 16, 3, and 69.; "A famous French and American flower painter, Paul DeLongpre was the most significant watercolor specialist to arrive in Los Angeles in the late 19th century and became the city's first major still-life painter. It is likely he was the first southern California painter to earn a major national reputation. In 1899, he moved his family to Southern California because he was so impressed by the floral landscapes and flowers he saw. He paid only ten dollars for a huge lot at Cahuenga and Hollywood Boulevard, now part of downtown Hollywood. He built an extravagant Moorish style mansion surrounded by a three-acre lot on which he grew four-thousand rose bushes. This site became the first tourist attraction in Hollywood, and from the gardens, he found many floral still life subjects." -- unknown author.