Category: flowers

Adriana Johanna Haanen (Dutch, 1814 – 1895): S…

Adriana Johanna Haanen (Dutch, 1814 – 1895): Still life with roses, peonies and lilac (via Sotheby’s)

Jan Frans van Son – Flowers in a vase – ca. 16…

Jan Frans van Son – Flowers in a vase – ca. 1685

Jan Frans van Son or Frans van Son (Baptized on 16 August 1658, Antwerp – 1701, London) was a Flemish still life painter. The son of the prominent Antwerp still life painter Joris van Son, he trained with another prominent still life artist Jan Pauwel Gillemans the Elder. He left for England at a young age and had a successful career in London. He painted flower pieces, fruit still lifes and banquet still lifes.

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (French, 1865 – 1947): …

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (French, 1865 – 1947): The garden at Giverny (via Sotheby’s)

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865 – 1938): Flowers…

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865 – 1938): Flowers in a vase (1919) (via Sotheby’s)

Jules Breton – Glaneuse d’oeillettes – Late 19…

Jules Breton – Glaneuse d’oeillettes – Late 19th / Early 20th century

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“Self Portrait, Blossoming” (acrylic on canvas…

“Self Portrait, Blossoming” (acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches)

Edith White (American, 1855 – 1946): Red roses…

Edith White (American, 1855 – 1946): Red roses (via Bonhams)

Prudence Heward (Canadian, 1896 – 1947): Sunfl…

Prudence Heward (Canadian, 1896 – 1947): Sunflowers (Study for Portrait of Heward Graffety) (c. 1936) (via National Gallery of Canada)

solitaryfossil: AMBROSIUS BOSSCHAERT II (ARNEM…

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AMBROSIUS BOSSCHAERT II (ARNEMUIDEN 1609 – UTRECHT 1645)

Peaches, Grapes, a Pear and White Currants in a Wan-li Kraak Porcelain Dish, with Shells, a Lizard and a Butterfly on a Ledge

oil on panel
38 x 45.8 cm (15 x 18 in)

In this work, which has been attributed to Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger by Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentarie (RKD), The Hague, a sumptuous still life is presented on a ledge. A Kraak porcelain dish overflows with a melange of fruit, including peaches, pears, grapes and currants. In front of the dish, to the left, is a selection of six different shells, and scattered throughout the work are a variety of creatures, including a fly, a lizard, a wasp, an earwig, an ant and a butterfly. There is a solidity and weight to the work, created by the mound of fruit, which is beautifully counterpointed by delicate details such as the butterfly gently settling onto a leaf.

Ambrosius Bosschaert II was the son of Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573-1621). He lived in Utrecht, where he married in 1634. His work has been recognised only since 1935 when Piet de Boer succeeded in differentiating it from pictures by his father and his brother Abraham. Ambrosius the younger’s early pictures are signed ‘AB’ in Gothic lettering, but after 1633 he used a more calligraphic, rounded abbreviation, almost Baroque in effect, or even his name in full. The first period of his creative output falls between 1626 and 1635. His flower-pieces from that time are viewed from above and have a low vanishing point; there are often exotic accessories and shells (e.g. Bouquet with Frog and Lizard, The Hague, S. Nystad Gallery), while on one occasion a live snake is introduced. In later work the high viewpoint and stiff composition of the pictures, especially of the still-lifes combining fruit and flowers, become noticeably less symmetrical and more spacious. These works also reveal the strong influence of his brother Abraham, evident both in the choice of format and in the preference for blue and yellow, as well as in the darker background and more compactly organised still-life arrangements (e.g. Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1635; Utrecht, Centraal Museum; Fruits and Parrots, 1635; The Hague, Dienst Verspreide Rijkscollectie). It is possible that many of the pictures ascribed to Ambrosius the younger for this period were begun by Abraham and finished after his death by his brother. 

loumargi:Ambrosius Bosschaert II – Still life …

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Ambrosius Bosschaert II – Still life with tulips

Ambrosius Bosschaert II (1609–1645) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in flower paintings in the manner of his father Ambrosius Bosschaert.

Bosschaert was born in Middelburg. According to the RKD his works are confused with those of his father, mostly because he painted in a similar style and signed with the same monograph. He was also heavily influenced by his uncle Balthasar van der Ast. His brothers Johannes Bosschaert and Abraham Bosschaert also became flower painters. He died in Utrecht.