Balthasar van der Ast

Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, with Shells

1108 detail signatuur
1108 achterzijde
1108 ingelijst
1108 voorzijde
1108 voorzijde

Balthasar van der Ast
Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, with Shells

c. 1640-1650 Nicht zu sehen

Van der Ast introduced a number of important innovations into flower still-lifes. This bouquet is painted much more freely than those of his predecessors, and is restricted to just a few types of flower. This makes it easier to imagine that this elegant bouquet actually existed.

The flowers exude an air of exclusivity, which is reinforced by the costly vase of Chinese porcelain and the collection of exotic shells.

Technische Daten
1108 voorzijde

Balthasar van der Ast
Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, with Shells

c. 1640-1650 Nicht zu sehen

Bequest of J.H. Loudon to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1996
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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593 - 1657 Delft)
Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, with Shells
c. 1640-1650
painting
1108
Material und technische Daten
oil
panel
43 x 53 cm
Inschriften
rechtsonder: .B. vander.Ast

Ursprung

Murk Hotzes Ringnalda (1785-1831), Harlingen; by inheritance to his daughter, Lolkjen Reuneker-Ringnalda (1818-1899), Harlingen; by inheritance to Murco Nicolaas Ringnalda, Leeuwarden; by inheritance to M.N. Roegholt, Baarn, 1952 (on loan to the Mauritshuis, 1966-1967, inv. no. 975); Jonkheer J.H. Loudon, The Hague, 1967; bequest of J.H. Loudon to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1996; on long-term loan from the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, since 1996