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This signed painting is the only known work by Marie Blancour, a French woman who is thought to have lived during the seventeenth century.
Not all of these flowers bloom at the same time, so Blancour worked from individual studies made throughout the year in order to create this fictional arrangement.
The National Gallery, London
A Bowl of Flowers
Oil on canvas
H 65.5 x W 51.4 cm
Bequeathed by Capt. E.G. Spencer-Churchill, 1964
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