HULSDONCK, Jacob van
(b. 1582, Antwerpen, d. 1647, Antwerpen)

Still-Life of Flowers

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Oil on oak panel, 40 x 28 cm
Private collection

The painting shows a still-life of tulips, carnations, a rose and other flowers in a glass beaker resting on a wooden ledge.

In his flower pieces, Hulsdonck favours a mixture of a restricted number of blooms with tulips predominating. Most of them are set against a dark background, and he favoured simple clear glass beakers with prunts in the lower register only, so that the stems of each flower can be followed through to the base.