OOSTERWIJK, Maria van
(b. 1630, Nootdorp, d. 1693, Uitdam)
Oil on canvas, 90 x 81 cm
This floral still-life depicts yellow and white lilies, an iris, a sunflower, a narcissus, carnations and other flowers in a terracotta vase, placed on a ledge with a lemon, a lime and a butterfly. Through the apparently random positioning of the flowers, the painter creates a convincing sense of depth and perspective to the arrangement.