VOSMAER, Jacob Woutersz
(b. ca. 1584, Delft, d. 1641, Delft)

A Vase with Flowers

Oil on panel, 85 x 63 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This painting is a variant of a still-life, now in a private collection. The two paintings were probably painted as pendants, on specially prepared panels of the same size. The works probably were hung or mounted so that the stone niches depicted by Vosmaer resembled actual architectural elements. At some later date the New York panel was cut by as much as 25 cm at the top, mutilating the fritillary.