Hans Bollongier: Floral Still Life (1639)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Flower paintings were very popular in 17th century in The Netherlands. These paintings were usually made for the open market and were sold by the artists themselfs or by dealers. In this still life you can see  tulips, anemones, roses and carnations. These flowers don't bloom at the same time so this bouquet is artificial. This painting is from 1639.

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