Still Life: Flowers and Fruit

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Elaborate still life group of flowers and fruit within an arched recess. The flowers are arranged in a broad asymmetrical bouquet with heavy roses below to the left. A single iris is visible to the right, and at the top, flowers and fruit are in a separate pot, including speedwell, tulips, blackberries and gooseberries. There is a small butterfly perched on the uppermost tulip, and around the stone pedestal beneath, fruit is arranged, comprising from left to right; hazelnuts, half a melon, peaches, white grapes, blackberries, black grapes and pomegranates. A small bird's nest with eggs is positioned between the white and black grapes, and two moths are perched on the stone pedestal to the left and on a wall to the right.

Still Life: Flowers and Fruit


oil on panel


H 72.1 x W 55.6 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Edgar and Effie Assheton Bennett, 1979

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : J: Van Os fecit.


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