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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 Error: 36,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height 26 cm
Artists Previously attributed: Ambrosius Bosschaert (I)
Previously attributed: Johannes Bosschaert
Accession number 2417 (OK)
Credits Gift heirs Ir. J. Th. Berkemeier, 1956
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1956
Creation date in 1600 - 1620
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Linnaeus and Glimpses of Paradise (2022)
Research Alma
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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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