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Flowers in a Vase Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)

Flowers in a Vase

Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)

  • TITLE

    : Flowers in a Vase
  • AUTHOR

    : Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
  • DATE

    : 1608
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 43 × 30 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Still life
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century Flemish painting
  • ROOM

    : 7

A colourful bunch of flowers with tulips appears in a römer, a characteristic Rhenish glass that often appears in northern paintings of this period. In a letter of 13 June 1608 Brueghel says he is sending a painting of three tulips and other rare spring flowers. As well as establishing the origin of the painting, it also recalls an important characteristic of Flemish painters, which is that they liked to paint from life. In another letter, dated 26 September of the same year, he says he has most diligently made another little painting from life with tulips picked in May. This is the second documented painting of this genre, after the Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells (inv. 66), also in the Cardinal’s collection.

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  • TITLE

    Flowers in a Vase
  • AUTHOR

    Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
  • DATE

    1608
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    43 × 30 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Still life
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century Flemish painting
  • ROOM

    7

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