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Title Still Life
Alternative Title Flower-piece
Collection Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
Artist Attributed to manner of Heem, Jan Davidsz. de (Dutch painter, born 1606, died 1683 or 1684)
Date Earliest possibly about 1830
Date Latest possibly about 1860
Description This flower-piece depends upon contrasts between white, pinks, and reds of open flowers set against clusters of blue-green leaves, creating a balance between warm and recessive tones. The bouquet filling out the upper two thirds of the canvas is contained within a silver vase which reflects the play of light on its oval surface, and around the moulded stem. The flowers on a wooden table are set against a sombre background. The controlled manner recalls the work of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter De Heem, and this may be by a follower. De Heem's style dominated Dutch flower-painting before Van Huysum.
Current Accession Number STIGM:8119
Former Accession Number 239
Subject still life
Measurements 48.9 x 36.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on millboard (canvas board)
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by L.J. Platt 1914
Publications Catalogue of Collections in the Picture Galleries and Museum of The Smith Institute Stirling, Stirling, 1934, p. 43.
Notes L.J. Platt was from Stirling. He bequeathed his entire collection to The Smith Art Gallery and Museum in 1914.
Rights Owner Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Author Dr Claudia Heide



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