New acquisition by Roelant Savery
The Mauritshuis has acquired a masterpiece by the 17th-century painter Roelant Savery, thanks to the generous support of the BankGiro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association and a private individual.
The acquisition, the painting Vase of Flowers in a Stone Niche (1615) by 17th century painter Roelant Savery, can be admired in the Mauritshuis, room 8.
Stories behind the masterpiece
Shortly after 1600, Roelant Savery was among the first Dutch artists who painted independent floral still lifes. Vase of Flowers in a Stone Niche was one of his most ambitious floral still-lifes.
Who was Roelant Savery? And why is this painting such a rare masterpiece?
We’d like to introduce you to our new acquisition with a special colouring page. You can download it and get to work with pencils or markers. It will help you get to know all the flowers, leaves, twigs and insects in Savery’s amazing flower still life.