Jan (the Younger) Brueghel

Bouquet of Flowers in a Faience Vase

c. 1625
Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625) won international fame for his flower pieces and landscapes, which celebrated the abundance and diversity of Nature, God’s creation. Capitalizing on his inventions, Brueghel had assistants make versions of his works: this is one of several paintings on the same theme, each with a different bouquet set in an elaborate ceramic vase. As the flowers do not all bloom at the same time, they must have been painted from a stock of models – indeed, certain of them appear in other paintings. This example is closer to those made under his son, Jan the Younger, who was trained by him and carried on the family business.
Title
Bouquet of Flowers in a Faience Vase
Date
c. 1625
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on oak
Dimensions
73 x 54.6 cm
Nationality
Flemish
Credit line
Purchased 1963
Accession number
15049