LINARD, Jacques
(b. ca. 1600, Paris, d. 1645, Paris)

Bouquet on Wooden Box

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 57 x 42 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

Wooden boxes in still-lifes in the 17th century often retained the significance they had in 15th and 16th-century Madonna pieces, and denoted the shrine in which the saint was thought to lie concealed.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 2 minutes):
Franz Schubert: Blumenlied (Flower Song) D 431