(b. ca. 1607, Middelburg, d. ca. 1628, Dordrecht)

Basket of Flowers

Oil on copper, 34 x 45 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Johannes Bosschaert was one of the three sons of Ambrosius Bosschaert who initiated the Dutch tradition of flower painting. Johannes - together with his brothers - continued his father's style.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 7 minutes):
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, ballet suite, op. 71, Waltz of the Flowers