Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)

Artist Name Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710)
Title Floral Arrangement in Glass Vase
Description This stunning 18th century Dutch Old Master Golden Age floral oil painting is attributed to a circle of Simon Pietersz Verelst. Painted circa 1720 it is a still life floral of a mixed flower arrangement in a glass vase. The flowers include poppies, roses and dahlias a long with foliage. A delicate white butterfly hovers in the upper middle. A bent stem of red sweet peas hangs down to the left, perhaps to remind us that life isn’t perfect and is certainly temporary, so seize the day. The colours and still vibrant and the details superb. This is a really beautiful  example of an 18th century Dutch floral still life oil painting.
Provenance Hal O' Nians, London, 1970
WH Patterson, London
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 23 x 26 inches
Frame Housed in an ornate gilt frame, in good condition, 33 inches by 30 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 £13500
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