Flourishing in Northern Europe from the 17th century, still life painting emerged as a distinct genre during the early 1600s. Floral still lifes enjoyed a prominence in the 1600s with artists referring to herbals and botanical texts to create exquisitely detailed bouquets of flowers from around the world captured in a single moment of perfect bloom. Paul Theodor van Brussel (Dutch 1754–1795)’s beautifully executed Still Life of Spring Flowers in a Footed Urn is a stunning example of a 18th century Dutch floral still life. With irises, daffodils, tulips, peonies, delphiniums and other flowers in perfect bloom, overlapping and intertwining with one another and inclusions of a butterfly gently hovering over the arrangement, a small nest cradling eggs and delicate drops of water shining from petals and leaves, the artist’s attention to extraordinary naturalistic detail typifies the late Dutch style of flower painting. LOT 57 ◆ PAUL THEODOR VAN BRUSSEL (DUTCH 1754-1795) STILL LIFE OF SPRING FLOWERS IN A FOOTED URN Oil on canvas 60cm x 47cm (23.5in x 18.5in) £40,000 - £60,000 + fees The Classic Tradition : European Art from 15th to 19th Centuries Wednesday 30 October at 1pm 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH Viewing at Carlton House Terrace: Mon 28 October 10am - 5pm Tues 29 October 10am - 5pm Morning of the sale from 9am
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Our peonies in the light...The leaves on our tree peony are fading and falling. The long wait for Spring begins. Life offers up gifts in every season but sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to find them. Happy Friday from our garden to yours.
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Good Morning - Brrrr it’s a bit chilly on this Mid Spring Morning as we dropped to .7c overnight- I rescued these sweet smelling Lovelies from the bad weather yesterday - My First White Sweet Peas - I didn’t think I would love them as much as the Pink ones but I think I do - Which ones do you prefer ? - We have a chilly weekend ahead in Ballarat - Happy Friday Dear Friends. 🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿. . . . . . . #sweetpeas #whiteflowers #myprettiestflorals #cutflowergarden #aseasonalyear #gardenlovers #cutflowers #inspiredbyblooms #seasonalflowers #bloom #slowflowers #floralstilllife #iloveflowers #ayearinflowers #simplystyledflowers #excessivelydivertedbyflowers #embracingtheseasons
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“The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.”~Tom Stoppard
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