Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase
Jan Brueghel the Elder
c.c.1610 - 1615
Jan Brueghel I painted with such precision that he was called the Velvet Brueghel. He was the first Flemish artist to paint flower still-lifes, achieving great success with them.
This small bouquet of mainly roses and tulips stands in a special Chinese porcelain vase: a kendi, or Chinese water bottle. Brueghel placed it in front of a dark background, against which the roses, narcissi and flamed tulips stand out very well.
oil no panel
42 x 34.5 cm.
Bequest mevrouw L. Thurkow-van Huffel, 1987