BEGEYN, Abraham Jansz.
(b. 1637, Leiden, d. 1697, Berlin)

A "Forest Floor" Still-Life

Oil on canvas, 41 x 36 cm
Private collection

The painting depicts a "forest floor" still-life of plants and flowers by a wall with an urn; beyond are elegant figures outside a classical mansion.

Begeyn is a versatile painter who produced numerous landscapes. Occasionally, he devotes almost all of his subject to the "forest floor" in a manner reminiscent of Otto Marseus van Schrieck.

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