ASSTEYN, Bartholomeus
(b. 1607, Dordrecht, d. after 1667, Dordrecht)


Oil on panel, 56 x 41 cm
Private collection

The painting represents a still-life with roses, tulips, carnations, lily-of-the-valley, marigolds, forget-me-nots, columbine, a snake's head fritillary and other flowers in a decorated blue porcelain vase, together with a red admiral, a grasshopper and a snail, all in a stone niche. It is signed and dated lower left: B. Asftijn/1635.

The speciality of this Dordrecht artist was painted baskets of flowers or fruit combined with individual fruits, flowers and insects.