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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Jan Baptist Bosschaert
A PAIR OF STILL LIFES OF ELABORATE SCULPTED URNS DECORATED WITH CARNATIONS, PARROT TULIPS, IRISES, MORNING GLORY AND OTHER FLOWERS
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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Jan Baptist Bosschaert
A PAIR OF STILL LIFES OF ELABORATE SCULPTED URNS DECORATED WITH CARNATIONS, PARROT TULIPS, IRISES, MORNING GLORY AND OTHER FLOWERS
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Jan Baptist Bosschaert
ANTWERP 1667 - 1746
A PAIR OF STILL LIFES OF ELABORATE SCULPTED URNS DECORATED WITH CARNATIONS, PARROT TULIPS, IRISES, MORNING GLORY AND OTHER FLOWERS
Quantity: 2
each signed lower centre: JABosschaert. f. (JAB in ligature)
a pair, both oil on canvas
each: 166.5 by 125 cm.; 65 1/2 by 49 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, Paris, Nouveau Drouot, 20 November 1985;
Acquired by the present owner at Galerie Jacques Perrin in Paris in 1987.

Catalogue Note

Jan Baptist Bosschaert was a student of the flower painter Jean Baptiste de Crépu in Antwerp in 1685 and he became a master in the guild in that city in 1703. He specialized in large scale flower compositions and often collaborated with his contemporaries by painting the still life elements in narrative works. The cascading garlands of sumptuous flowers entwined around sculpted urns in the present pair of paintings are entirely characteristic of his work. Similar urns sculpted with bacchanalian scenes and putti can be found in many works by the artist, for example the signed works sold in these Rooms, 7 July 2005, lot 182, and 19 April 1989, lot 56.

 

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