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Herman Henstenburgh
STILL LIFE WITH YELLOW DAHLIAS, BLUE BINDWEED, WHITE HELLEBORE, RED AND PINK PEONIES AND OTHER FLOWERS ON A LEDGE
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Herman Henstenburgh
STILL LIFE WITH YELLOW DAHLIAS, BLUE BINDWEED, WHITE HELLEBORE, RED AND PINK PEONIES AND OTHER FLOWERS ON A LEDGE
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Herman Henstenburgh
HOORN 1667 - 1726
STILL LIFE WITH YELLOW DAHLIAS, BLUE BINDWEED, WHITE HELLEBORE, RED AND PINK PEONIES AND OTHER FLOWERS ON A LEDGE
Gouache over traces of black chalk on vellum;
signed lower left:  H: Henstenburg. fec
300 by 243 mm
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Catalogue Note

Herman Henstenburgh was one of three notable still-life and natural history artists from Hoorn, who established that town as a centre for their very distinctive, highly detailed and decorative watercolor and gouache style.  All three also famously followed parallel careers as pastry-bakers.  The eldest of these artists was Johannes Bronckhorst (1648-1727), who was Herman Henstenburgh's teacher as both artist and baker.  The trio was completed by Herman's son, Anton Henstenburgh (1695-1781).

According to the near-contemporary chronicler, Johan van Gool, Henstenburgh started out by depicting birds and landscapes, and then broadened his repertoire after about 1695 to include flowers and fruit pieces.  Van Gool went on to explain the extraordinary richness of Henstenburgh's colors by claiming that the artist had invented a new type of watercolour.

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