BAILLY, Jacques II
(b. ca. 1700, Paris, d. 1768, Paris)
Bouquet of Flowers1764
Gouache on vellum, 69 x 50 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This bouquet of flowers in a gold-work vase placed on a marble slab was the artist's admission piece for the Académie Royal de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1764. Bailly continued the tradition of flower painters of the previous century, whose compositions were veritable floral encyclopaedias.