Flower Piece

Description
Dutch artists of the 17th Century became fascinated by the natural world, light effects and perspective. Still-life painting was one aspect of that spirit of enquiry. The main centres for flower painting were Middelburg, Utrecht and Amsterdam and this tradition continued into the 18th century.

Apart from famous masters such as Pieter Claesz and Ambrosius Bosschaert, there were numerous painters of still-life whose names are now lost. Real flowers were portrayed with great accuracy but sometimes in impossible arrangements with blooms from all four seasons of the year. Inventive combinations of creatures were often included and here a butterfly, lizard and snail compete for our attention.
Accession Loan No.
216/1970
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Flower Piece
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Flower Piece
Dimensions
stretcher H 587 mm; stretcher length 497 mm; frame H 674 mm; frame length 580 mm
Production Person Surname
Withoos
Production Person Initials
Maria (attributed to)
Period Classification
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
Production Date
1713
Production Year Low
1713
Production Year High
1713
Production Country
Netherlands
Production Area Region
Western Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
M.W. f 1713

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