|Artist Name||Unknown Artist|
|Title||Dutch Golden Age Floral|
|Description||This stunning Dutch Golden Age floral still life oil painting is by an unknown artist in the circle of Old Master artist Simon Pietersz Verelst. This work based on a work by Verelst was painted circa 1690 it is a beautiful arrangement of mostly peach toned flowers - poppies, tulips and carnations - in a glass vase on a table. The composition shape and flow is superb. One's eye is naturally drawn to the beautiful white butterfly in the centre. The slightly decaying leaves bottom left remind us of the passing of time as a memento mori. A really warm and glorious Dutch Golden Age floral and an excellent example of the 'God of Flowers' artistry.|
|Provenance||Sold Hempel Auction 2007, sold for £47000 plus 25% auction fees. as by Simon Pietersz Verelst.
Fred Meijer. RKD Dutch Art Historian. (Research - unknown artist).
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||22 x 27 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ebonised frame, 35 inches by 30 inches and in good condition.|