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Carnations, tulips, roses and flowers from different seasons are all shown together in this copy of a painting in the National Gallery. Artists like Van Huysum sometimes waited till a particular flower was in bloom before completing a painting, which is why flowers from different seasons were sometimes shown together. Dutch flower paintings have long been admired for their meticulous detail and technical brilliance.
English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall
oil on canvas
H 132 x W 89 cm
purchased, as part of the contents of Brodsworth Hall, from Pamela Williams by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to English Heritage, 1990