Jan Brueghel the Younger - Tulips, Iris, Roses and Peonies in a Vase
Jan Brueghel the Younger
Tulips, Iris, Roses and Peonies in a Vase
Oil on panel. 37 x 26 cm.
This small wooden panel is one of Jan Brueghel's typical still lifes, created by the painter for the Antwerp art market in the first half of the 17th century. He drew upon one of his most popular pictorial motifs, a vase with different kinds of flowers. The diversity of colours and varieties still inspire viewers and collectors of these paintings today. A blue iris and a red peony particularly stand out in the centre. The painter depicts the latter not from the front, but almost humorously from the back. The metal vase casts a slender shadow on the simple wooden surface, while the bright colours of the blossoms are emphasised particularly effectively against the dark background.
We would like to thank Dr Klaus Ertz for confirming this painting to be the work of Jan Brueghel the Younger.
Klaus Ertz, March 2022.
French private collection.