Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)

Artist Name Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)
Title Still Life of Flowers and Fruit
Description This superb Dutch Old Master floral still life oil painting is attributed to circle of Simon Pietersz Verelst. Painted circa 1700 the composition is a glass vase of mixed mostly red and white flowers on a table and fringed cloth with two apples next to it and a segment of orange. The variety of textures are beautifully portrayed and the colours rich and vibrant. This is a lovely example of a Dutch Old Master oil painting still zinging with life.
Provenance Leicestershire estate. Old Christie's stencils verso.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 16 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in an ebonised frame, 28 inches by 24 inches, in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644–1710) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Verelst was born in The Hague. According to the RKD he was the son of Pieter Harmensz Verelst and became a pupil in the Confrerie Pictura at the same time as his brother Herman in 1663. In 1668 he moved to London, where he died. He called himself "the God of Flowers", but is known for portraits as well as flower and fruit still life paintings.
Price £7000
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