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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Width 36.5 cm
Height 26 cm
Ambrosius Bosschaert (I)
Vroegere toeschrijving: Johannes Bosschaert
|Accession number||2417 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: erven / heirs Ir. J. Th. Berkemeier 1956|
|Age artist||Between 32 and 47 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|