BOILLY, Louis Léopold
(b. 1761, La Bassé, d. 1845, Paris)

Still-Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase

Oil on panel, 32 x 27 cm
Private collection

There are only about fifteen known still-life paintings by Boilly. Their general compositions reveal Boilly's emulation of Dutch 17th century still-life masters, from Ambrosius Bosschaert and his followers, to the works of artists such as Willem van Aelst and Rachel Ruysch. This painting depicts a still-life of flowers in a glass vase, two birds, a branch of blossoms and an insect all on a table.

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