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Johannes Bosschaert

Bouquet of tulips, lilies, and carnations in a glass vase with apples, grapes, a lizard and butterfly, in a stone niche

By Land and By Sea, the Collection of Paul Yeou Chichong

Johannes Bosschaert

Johannes Bosschaert

Bouquet of tulips, lilies, and carnations in a glass vase with apples, grapes, a lizard and butterfly, in a stone niche

Bouquet of tulips, lilies, and carnations in a glass vase with apples, grapes, a lizard and butterfly, in a stone niche

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By Land and By Sea, the Collection of Paul Yeou Chichong

Johannes Bosschaert

Middelburg 1610/11 - after 1628 Dordrecht?

Bouquet of tulips, lilies, and carnations in a glass vase with apples, grapes, a lizard and butterfly, in a stone niche


signed with monogram, lower right: .I.B.

oil on canvas

canvas: 34 ⅝ by 26 in.; 88 by 66 cm.

framed: 42½ by 34 in.; 108 by 86.4 cm.

For further information on the condition of this lot please contact Lily.Bua@sothebys.com
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 10 December 1986, lot 59;
With Richard Green, London, by 1988;
With Galerie de Jonckeere, Brussels/Paris, 1989;
From whom acquired by the present owner.
Richard Green, Old Masters, London 1988, cat. no. 2, reproduced.
The son of Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573 - 1621) and nephew of Balthasar van der Ast (1593/4 - 1657), Johannes Bosschaert was an important member of the second generation of Middelburg flower painters in the first half of the seventeenth century. Specializing in flowers arranged in vases or baskets on a stone ledge or in a niche, as here, Bosschaert depicted colorful blooms from multiple seasons and enlivened his bouquets with crawling lizards and insects. Although he began his career in Middelburg with his family, Bosschaert moved to Bergen op Zoom, Utrecht, Haarlem, and Dordrecht within a decade, and his last known work is thought to date to 1627. The present still life likely dates to circa 1625, at the height of Bosschaert's maturity.