An Early 18th Century European School Floral Still Life An Early 18th Century European School Floral Still Life

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An oil on canvas floral still life with tulips, roses, cornflowers & delphinium, the bouquet rendered in brilliant colour with...

An oil on canvas floral still life with tulips, roses, cornflowers & delphinium, the bouquet rendered in brilliant colour with meticulous attention to detail on a dramatic dark ground, the canvas supported by a gilded, convex arch frame.

(artist unknown)

European still life painting flourished in the 17th and 18th century, with the establishment of new global trading routes that encouraged a desire for exotic goods. In response, some artists sought to express the fleeting nature of beauty & materiality in the virtuous ‘memento mori’. Others celebrated the triumph of newfound wealth and power encapsulated in depictions of bursting bouquets of rare and desirable flowers, from different countries and continents.

Height: 140cm

Width: 87 cm

An oil on canvas floral still life with tulips, roses, cornflowers & delphinium, the bouquet rendered in brilliant colour with meticulous attention to detail on a dramatic dark ground, the canvas supported by a gilded, convex arch frame.

(artist unknown)

European still life painting flourished in the 17th and 18th century, with the establishment of new global trading routes that encouraged a desire for exotic goods. In response, some artists sought to express the fleeting nature of beauty & materiality in the virtuous ‘memento mori’. Others celebrated the triumph of newfound wealth and power encapsulated in depictions of bursting bouquets of rare and desirable flowers, from different countries and continents.

Height: 140cm

Width: 87 cm