Dirck de Bray

Still Life with a Bouquet in the Making

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Dirck de Bray
Still Life with a Bouquet in the Making

1674 Not on view

This flower still-life is different from all the others, because the bouquet is not yet finished. The vase is only half full, and some of the flowers are still lying on the table. It is also unusual that all the flowers depicted are from the same season: anemones, tulips, narcissi and columbines all bloom in the springtime.

Dirck de Bray came from a Haarlem family of artists. Although he did not paint many works, this still-life shows that he was a very skilled painter.

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Dirck de Bray
Still Life with a Bouquet in the Making

1674 Not on view

Acquired with support from the VriendenLoterij, the Rembrandt Association (in part from the Stortenbeker Fund) and Mr H.B. van der Ven, 2011
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General information
Dirck de Bray (Haarlem c. 1635 - 1694 Goch)
Still Life with a Bouquet in the Making
1674
painting
1166
Material and technical details
oil
panel
35.7 x 40.5 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: 1674 D.D.Bray. F.

Provenance

Sale London, Christie's, 21 June 1968, lot 91, to Speelman; Edward Speelman Gallery, London; Robert H. Smith, Washington; S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague, 1977; Jonkheer L.C. de Villeneuve, Wassenaar, 1977-2005; by inheritance into the family; acquired with the support of the Vriendenloterij, the Rembrandt Association, and Mr H.B. van der Ven, 2011