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Still Life with Fruit and Flowers; van Brussel (1787) | by The Carouselambra Kid
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Still Life with Fruit and Flowers; van Brussel (1787)

The display reads:

 

Paul Theodor van Brussel

Dutch, 1754 - 1795

 

Still Life with Fruit and Flowers, 1787

Oil on panel

 

Gift of Arthur Keating, 1948.569

 

Working in the last decades of the 18th century, Paul Theodor van Brussel painted flower still lifes in the virtuoso manner of Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749). Van Huysum's grandiose decorative assemblages of flowers and fruit were themselves a continuation of a 17th-century Dutch tradition. Typical of this style are the stone parapet carved with the artist's signature and the date and the airy woodland view that forms the background for the pyramid of flowers and fruit.

 

Taken November 27th, 2010.

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Taken on November 27, 2010