Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)

Artist Name Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)
Title Still Life of Flowers in Glass Vase on Stone Ledge
Description This stunning 17th century Dutch Old Master Golden Age floral oil painting is by noted Dutch artist Simon Pietersz Verelst. The full attribution to Verest was confirmed by Dr Fred Meijer and it is both signed and dated lower right. This superb still life was painted by Verelst in 1670 and is an excellent example of his artistry as a 'God of Flowers'. The colours are vibrant and the brushwork and details are superb. The flowers are a mix of poppies and roses with some lovely blue morning glory. The foliage is as charming and as detailed as the flowers and a beautiful white butterfly hangs off a stem to the right. This is a fantastic Dutch Golden Age 17th century oil painting by Verelst and is an excellent example of his work. 

Signature and date 'S.Verelst/ 1670' lower right.
Provenance Dr Fred Meijer confirmed the attribution to Verelst upon inspection of photographs prior to acquisition.
Acquired by the present owners' grandmother in the 1940s.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 15 x 18 inches
Frame Housed in an ebonised frame, in good condition, 25 inches by 22 inches approx.
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 £44000
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