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Basket of Flowers

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No matter how cleverly Bosschaert painted the individual blooms on this little panel, the combination is completely fictitious. With no industrial-scale glasshouses or air transport, you would never get roses and tulips together in the 17th century, except in a sketchbook or your imagination. So Bosschaert repeated his flowers more than once in a basket or bouquet. That is what his drawings were for.

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Title Basket of Flowers
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 36.5 cm
Height 26 cm
Artists Vroegere toeschrijving: Ambrosius Bosschaert (I)
Vroegere toeschrijving: Johannes Bosschaert
Accession number 2417 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: erven / heirs Ir. J. Th. Berkemeier 1956
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1956
Age artist Between 32 and 47 years old
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Research Alma
Material
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Ambrosius Bosschaert (I)

Antwerpen 1573 - Den Haag 1621

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