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A Vase of Flowers

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Van Aelst was one of the most successful and influential still-life painters of the seventeenth century. His flower paintings, composed with a sinuous asymmetry and lavishly detailed, brought a new decorative elegance into Dutch still-life painting. The vase in this painting was one of the artist's favourite accessories, first appearing in a still life in 1649.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1663

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 67 x W 55 cm

Accession number

WA1940.2.2

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939

Work type

Painting


The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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